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War Department, U. S. A, 

Annual Reports, 1907 



(IN TEN VOLUMES) 



Volume X 

■ ACTS OF THE PHILIPPINE COMMISSION 

No8. 153^1800, inclusive 

PUBLIC RESOLUTIONS, ETC., 

From September 16, 1906, to October 31, 1907 




WASHINGTON 

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 

1907 



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NOTE 



The acts of the Philippine Commission, numbered from 1 to 268, 
inclusive, enacted between September 12, 1900, and October 11, 1901, 
were published in the Annual Reports of the War Department for 
the fiscal year ended June 30, 1901 (Vol. I, part 10). 

The second volume, containing acts nimibered from 264 to 424, 
inclusive, passed during the period embraced between October 14, 
1901, and July 1, 1902, was published in the Annual Reports of the 
War Dei)artment for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1902 (Vol. XI). 

The third volume, containing acts numbered from 425 to 949, inclu- 
sive, passed during the period embraced between July 2, 1902, and 
October 20, 1903, was published in the Annual Reports of the War 
Department for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1903 (Vol. XIII). 

The fourth volume^ containing acts numbered from 950 to 1251, 
inclusive, passed during the period embraced between October 21, 

1903, and October 20, 1904, also such public resolutions and extracts 
from Minutes of the Proceedings of the Philippine Commission from 
September 24, 1900, to August 31, 1904, as were designated for publi- 
cation by the Commission, and certain appointments made to official 
positions in the Philippine Islands from September 24, 1900, to Au- 
gust 31, 1904, was published in the Annual Reports of the War De- 
partment for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1904 (Vol. XIV). 

The fifth volume, containing acts numbered from 1252 to 1407, 
inclusive, passed during the period embraced between October 21, 

1904, and October 26, 1905, also such public resolutions and extracts 
from Minutes of the Proceedings of the Philippine Commission 
from September 1, 1904, to September 30, 1905, as were designated 
for publication by the Commission, and certain appointments made 
to omcial positions in the Philippine Islands from September 1, 1904, 
to September 30, 1905, was published in the Annual Reports of the 
War Department for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1905 (Vol. XIV). 

The sixth volume, containing acts numbered from 1408 to 1538, 
inclusive, passed during the period embraced between November 3, 

1905, and September 8, 1906, also such public resolutions and extracts 
from Minutes of Proceedings of the Philippine Commission from 
October 1, 1905, to August 30, 1906, as were designated for publica- 
tion by the Commission, and certain appointments made to official 
positions in the Philippine Islands from October 1, 1905, to Septem- 
ber 15, 1906, was published in the Annual Reports of the War De- 
partment for the nscal year ended June 30, 1906 (Vol. X). 

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IV NOTE. 

The present volume contains acts numbered from 1539 to 1800,« 
inclusive, passed during the period embraced between September 16, 
1906, and October 12, 1907, and are transmitted to -Congress in 
accordance with the provisions of section 86 of the act approved July 
1, 1902, entitled " An act temporarily to provide for the administra- 
tion of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and 
for other purposes." 

It contains also such public resolutions and extracts from Minutes 
of the Proceedings of the Philippine Commission from September 16, 
1906, to October 31, 1907, as have been designated for publication by 
the Commission; certain appointments made to official positions in 
the Philippine Islands from September 16, 1906, to October 31, 1907; 
a list of notaries public in the Pnilippine Islands appointed by judges 
of courts of first instance for the different provinces and by the su- 
preme court for the city of Manila dated September, 1907 ; and a list 
of municipalities, townships, and other local organizations in the 
Philippine Islands dated February 27, 1907. 

o Act numbered 1800 is the last enacted by the PhiUppine Commission exer- 
cising exclusively the legislative function of government. The Philippine assem- 
bly convened on October 16, 1907, and since that date, in accordance with section 
7 of the act of Ck>ngress of July 1, 1902, all the legislative power theretofore 
conferred on the Philippine Ck>mmi88ion is vested in a legislature consisting of 
two houses— the PhiUppine Commission and the Pliilippine assembly. 



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No. 1539. An act amending section 5 of act No. 74, establishing a depart- 
ment of public instruction, as amended, by autliorizing tlie 
director of education, witli tbie approval of the secretary of 
public instruction, to change, increase, or decrease the exist- 
ing school divisions of the Philippine Islands 1 

No. 1540. An act authorizing the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific CJompany to 
bring suit against the government of the Philippine Islands 
in the court of first instance of the city of Manila to deter- 
mine the liability of the respective parties for damages 
caused to the Luneta extension by the typhoon of May 18 
and 19, 1906 1 

No. 1541. An act transferring the division of ethnology from the bureau 
of education to the bureau of science and repealing para- 
graph (ft) of section 23 of the reorganization act 2 

No. 1542. An act authorizing the municipal council of the municipality of 
Iba, province of Zambales, to vacate that portion of Calle 
Bugallon lying between Calles Rizal and Padre Burgos, and 
to cede the same to the province of Zambales as a site for a 
provincial high school 3 

No. 1543. An act changing the name of the municipality of Namacpacan, 

in the province of La Union, to that of Luiia 3 

No. 1544. An act exempting from Internal-revenue taxes all timber and 
other forest products for use in the actual construction and 
equipment of certain railway lines in the Philippine Islands. 3 

No. 1545. An act to amend the provincial government act No. 83, by re- 
organizing the provincial boards, and by abolishing the posi- 
tion of provincial secretary, and for other purposes 5 

No. 1546. An act making appropriations for sundry expenses of the 
municipal government of the city of Manila for the fiscal 
year ending June 30, 1907 7 

No. 1547. An act appropriating th^ sum of W,834,000 from the funds real- 
ized from the sale of l)onds authorized by act No. 1323, for 
the purpose of constructing sewers in the city of Manila and 
to furnish it with an adequate sewer and drainage system 
and supply of water 17 

No. 1548. An act to amend the provincial government act, by increasing 
the power of provinces in the matter of appropriation of 
provincial funds 18 

No. 1549. An act increasing the number of municipalities in the province 
of Batangas from 16 to 17, by separating from Taal the 
former municipality of I..emery, reconstituting the latter as 
a municipality, and giving the same the territory which it 
comprised prior to the passage of act No. 708 19 

No. 1560. An act consolidating the present municipality of Caslguran with 
the municipality of Baler, both in the province of Tayabas, 
and annexing the barrios of Cabulihan, San Roque, and Ca- 
lantas with the sltlos of Anos and Tubas, of the munici- 
pality of Gimiaca, to the municipality of Pitogo, in the same 
province 20 

No. 1551. An act increasing the number of municipalities In the province 
of Cavite from 11 to 12, by separating from Imus the former 
municipality of Bacoor and giving the latter the territory 
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No. 1552. An act requiring justices of the peace and Judges of courts oif 
first instance, of the court of land registration, and of 
municipal courts to certify on their applications for leave 
and upon salary vouchers and pay rolls that all special 
proceedings, applications, petitions, demurrers, motions, and 
all civil and criminal cases under submission for decision or 
determination for a period of ninety days or more have been 
determined and decided on or before the date of making such 
certificate, and providing that no leave shall be granted or 
salary paid until such certificate shall have be«i made 21 

No. 1553. An act increasing the number of municipalities in the province 
of La Laguna from 20 to 21, by separating from Bifian the 
former municipality of San Pedro Tunasan, reconstituting 
the latter as a municipality, and giving to each the territory 
which it comprised prior to the passage of act No. 939 22 

No. 1554. An act providing for a loan of ?^,000 to the province of Sor- 
sogon for the completion of the provincial high school 
building of said province 23 

No. 1555. An act increasing the number of municipalities in the province 
of Tar lac from 9, as established by act No. 930, to 10, by 
making the former municipality of La Paz and the barrio of 
Lauangcupang, now a part of t^e municipality of Tarlac, 
and the barrio of Bantug, in the present municipality of 
CJoncepcion, a new municipality 23 

No. 1556. An act Increasing the number of municipalities in the province 
of Pangasinan from 32 to 41, by reconstituting certain 
municipalities in said province, and giving to each the terri- 
tory which It comprised prior to the passage of act No. 931_ 24 

No. 1557. An act reducing the number of municipalities In the province 
of Albay from 27 to 23, by consolidating certain munici- 
palities of the said province located In the subprovince 
of Catanduanes 25 

No. 1558. An act to increase the number of municipalities in the province 

of Samar from 25, as established by act No. 960, to 32 26 

No. 1559. An act amending act No. 1533, entitled "An act providing for 
the diminution of sentences imposed upon prisoners con- 
victed of any offense and sentenced for a definite term of 
more than thirty days and less than life in consideration of 
good conduct and diligence," by prescribing that the applica- 
tions of diminution of sentences allowed thereunder shall be 
made on the basis of legal months of thirty days 27 

No. 1560. An act canceling one-half the amounts loaned to the province 

of Cebu by acts Nos. 1343 and 1380 27 

No. 1561. An act authorizing the governor-general to parole prisoners 
and providing for the enforcement of the conditions of 
such paroles 28 

No. 1562. An act to prevent the failure of military justice, to authorize 
the swearing of witnesses before a military Investigation, 
and to punish perjuries therein committed 28 

No. 1563. An act to amend act No. 1454, entitled **An act creating the 
entry port of Sitankl, amending act No. 1416, and for other 
purposes," by Increasing the compensation of the deputy 
collector of customs and authorizing the employment of two 
boatmen at Sltankl 29 

No. 1564. An act reflxing the weight and fineness of the silver coins of the 
Philippine Islands for the purpose of preventing the melting 
and exportation thereof as a result of an appreciation in the 
price of silver, providing for the recolnage of existing sliver 
coins of the Philippine Islands at the refixed weight and 
fineness, to have the same value in gold as those of the corre- 
sponding denominations authorized by the act of Congress 
approved March 2, 1903, and prescribing a method for 
expediting the ready circulation of the new coins 30 

No. 1565. An act amending section 70 of act No. 1459, " The corporation 
law," as amended by act No. 1506, by extending the time 
within which foreign corporations shall comply with the 
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No. 1566. An act regulating the free entry of certain railroad material 

imported into the Philippine Island8__i 82 

No. 1667. An act amending act No. 1496 by extending the time allowed 
for the operations of the several boards engaged in the 
assessment of land values and also authorizing municipal 
boards of assessors to remain in session during the entire 
month of December, 1906, and providing for the performance 
of additional duties by the supervisor of land assessments, 
should the same be required 35 

No. 1568. An act to amend section 14 of act No. 1407, entitled '* The reor- 
ganization act," repealhig section 16 of said act and merging 
the bureau of port works with the bureau of navigation 86 

No. 1569. An act amending section 27 of act No. 1461, by providing a per- 
manent appropriation for the payment of rewards to per- 
sons furnishing original evidence leading to the detection 
of violations of the provisions of said act 36 

No. 1570. An act amending act No. 1189, by relieving the insular treas- 
urer of the custody of internal-revenue stamps and cedulas, 
and placing the same in the custody of the collector of in- 
ternal revenue 37 

No. 1571. An act amending sections 74 and 107 of act No. 1189, as 

amended 87 

No. 1572. An act providing that one fiscal shall perform the duties of 
fiscal for the provinces of Capiz and Romblon, abolishing 
the offices of fiscal of Capiz and of Romblon and Palawan as 
heretofore authorized by law, fixing the salary of the fiscal 
of the two provinces, and making provision for the traveling 
expenses of such fiscal 38 

No. 1573. An act extending from January 1, 1907, to January 1, 1909, 
the time within which free patents may be granted to native 
settlers upon unreserved and unappropriated agrlcultdiral 

public lands . 39 

» No. 1574. An act continuing in force the existing rate of duty on rice im- 
ported into the Philippine Islands 39 

No. 1575. An act so amending act No. 1148, entitled ** The forest act," as 

to provide but one scale of taxes on timber for all provinces. 40 

No. 1576. An act to amend act No. 355, entitled "An act to constitute the 
customs service of the Philippine Archipelago, and to provide 
for the administration thereof," as amended, by providing 
a more expeditious method of dealing with small seizures 
and by defining the term "officer of the customs" 41 

No. 1577. An act to provide for the execution in Bllibid prison of crimi- 
nals sentenced to death 42 

No. 1578. An act authorizing the refund of moneys received at land-tax 
sales and interest thereon upon conveyance of such land to 
provincial treasurer as trustee by purchaser, extending the 
time for the redemption of realty by the delinquent taxpayer 
and the reconveyance to him of such real estate by pur- 
chaser, providing for the confiscation of such real estate in 
case it is not redeemed; and for other purposes 43 

No. 1679. An act suspending the collection of the land tax for the calendar 
year 1907 in all the provinces of the Philippine Islands 
organized under the provisions of act No. 83, and in all the 
municipalities therein organized under the provisions of act 
No. 82, providing for the reimbursement to the provinces and 
municipalities of 50 per cent of the sums which they will 
lose by reason of the suspension of the land tax, and appro- 
priating toward such reimbursement the sum of W66,927.63 
from any funds in the insular treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated 45 

No. 1580. An act making appropriations for certain public works, perma- 
nent Improvements, and other purposes of the insular govern- 
ment 46 

No. 1681. An act to equalize and secure uniformity In salaries of provin- 
cial governors and treasurers 49 

No. 1682. An act to provide for the holding of elections in the Philippine 
Islands, for the organization of the Philippine assembly, and 
for other purposes ^^ ,49 

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No. 1683. An act repealing act No. 1321, entitled " An act abolishing the 
office of fiscal for the province of Oriental Negros and pro- 
viding that the duties of the fiscal for that province shall be 
performed by the fiscal of the province of Cebu," and act No. 
1359, amendatory thereof, and re-creating the office of fiscal 
for the province of Oriental Negros 80 

No. 1684. An act amending section 1 of act No. 1555, increasing the num- 
ber of municipalities in the province of Tarlac . 81 

No. 1685. An act authorizing the governor-general to appoint a committee 
to decide the last protested municipal election held In the 
municipality of Malabon, province of Rlzal, on September 5, 
1906 81 

No. 1686. An act amending section 785 of act No. 190, entitled " An act 
providing a code of procedure In civil actions and special 
proceedings In the Philippine Islands," so as to permit poor 
persons to prosecute or defend any action or special pro- 
ceeding In courts of first Instance without being required 
to prepay fees 82 

No. 1687. An act amending act No. 413, entitled " An act providing for the 
control and management of provincial Jails and of the prison- 
ers therein," so as to empower provincial boards to cause 
prisoners to clean, care for, or repair public buildings and 
grounds 84 

No. 1688. An act Increasing the number of municipalities In the province 
of Bulacan from 13 to 14, by separating from Polo the for- 
mer municipality of Obando and giving the latter the terri- 
tory which It comprised prior to the passage of act No. 932— 84 

Nal689. An act granting the Manila Suburban Railways Company an 
extension of time within which to complete that portion 
of its line eastward of Fort William McKlnley ; granting the 
right to build a branch line from any point along its present 
line eastward of the barrio of San Pedro Macati, In a 
southerly direction to the town of Tagulg and to the Laguna 
de Bay ; and granting the right to transport freight, express 
packages, baggage, and the malls over Its lines, under reason- 
able regulations, and to make reasonable charges for the 
same 86 

No. 1690. An act repealing act No. 1473, entitled " An act providing that 
one fiscal shall perform the duties of fiscal for the provinces 
of Pampanga and Tarlac, abolishing the offices of fiscal of 
the said provinces as heretofore authorized by law, fixing the 
salary of the fiscal for the two provinces, and making pro- 
vision for traveling expenses for such fiscal," and providing 
that one fiscal shall perform the duties of fiscal for the 
provinces of Tarlac and Neuva E3clja, abolishing the office of 
fiscal of the latter province and that of fiscal for the prov- 
inces of Pampanga and Tarlac as heretofore authorized by 
law, and re-creating the office of fiscal for the province of 
Pampanga 86 

No. 1691. An act to amend acts Nos. 1507 and 1527, by removing the em- 
ployees of the office of the supervising railway expert from 
the bureau of public works and establishing it as a separate 
and Independent office, and making additional appropriation 
for the office of the supervising railway expert 87 

No. 1692. An act amending act No. 1258, entitled " An act making addi- 
tional provisions to those contained In act No. 190, relating 
to the exercise of the right of eminent domain In cases where 
the exercise of such power Is Invoked by a railroad corpora- 
tion for the purposes of constructing, extending, or operating 
its line " 88 

No. 1698. An act to amend section 2 of act No. 1298, as amended by act 
No. 1470, by extending the time for the redemption of real 
property heretofore forfeited and deeded to municipalities 
for nonpayment of taxes, and providing for the redemption 
of real property so forfeited and deeded during the year 
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No. 1694. An act reserving for the exclusive use of the government the 
fishing rights in the waters of the bay along the shore line 
of the eastern boundary of the Iwahlg penal colony for a 
distance seaward of li statute miles 90 

Na 1B95. An act amending act No. 1588, entitled " An act Increasing the 
number of municipalities in the province of Bulacan from 13 
to 14, by separating from Polo the former municipality of 
Obando and giving the latter the territory which it com- 
prised prior to the passage of act No. 932," by providing that 
the distribution of funds in the municipal treasury of Polo, 
resulting from the separation from Polo of the former 
municipality of Obando, shall be made as of the date of the 
enactment of said act No. 1588 91 

No. 1596. An act amending act No. 190, entitled "An act providing a 
code of procedure in civil actions and special proceedings in 
the Philippine Islands," by providing that where a motion 
for a new trial is made on the ground that the evidence Is 
insufficient to Justify the decision an exception may be taken 
to the order of the trial court overruling such motion, and 
providing that in the hearing of a bill of exceptions based 
thereon the Supreme C5ourt may review the evidence 
adduced at the trial and affirm, reverse, or modify by a pre- 
ponderance of the evidence the judgment of the court below. 91 

No. 1597. An act repealing act No. 553, and amending paragraph 1 of sec- 
tion 13 of act No. 190, so as to authorize certain persons to 
practice law in the Philippine Islands without examination. _ 93 

No. 1598. An act amending certain subsections of section 5 of act No. 136, 
as amended by acts Nos. 867 and 1184, by modifying the 
provisions relating to the leave of absence of judges, and the 
provision relating to the court vacation of the supreme court- 94 

No. 1599. An act to amend act No. 1537 by providing that no races shall 
be held on Thursday or Friday of what is commonly called 
" Holy week," but that in lieu thereof races may be held on 
the two next succeeding days— 1 95 

No. 1600. An act to amend acts Nos 83 and 1396 by enabling provincial 

governments to purchase and convey real estate 95 

No. 1601. An act for the relief of the province of Bataan by cancelling 
under certain conditions, the indebtedness of the province 
in the sum of W,000, and providing for a new loan of W,000 
to said province for general provincial purposes 96 

No. 1602. An act amending act No. 780, entitled "An act providing for the 
examination and licensing of applicants for the positions of 
master, mate, patron, and engineer of seagoing vessels In 
the Philippine coastwise trade, and prescribing the number 
of engineers to be employed by such vessels " 97 

No. 1603. An act transferring, under certain conditions, to the respective 
school funds of the provinces of La Union, Neuva Ecija, and 
Sorgoson certain amounts due from said provinces to the 
insular government ^_ 97 

No. 1604. An act amending act No. 715, entitled "An act reducing the 
24 municipalities of the province of Oriental Negros to 14," 
by transferring the seat of the municipal government of the 
municipality of Dauin from Zamboanguita to Dauln and 
that of the municipality of Tayasan from Tayasan to 
JImalalud 99 

No. 1606. An act forbidding, under penalty, bonded officers or bonded 
employees, or former bonded officers or bonded employees, 
of the insular government, or of any provincial or municipal 
government in the Philippine Islands, or the city of Manila, 
from leaving or attempting to leave the Philippine Islands 
without first securing a certificate from the insular auditor, 
and repealing act No. 1161 99 

No. 1606. An act amending act No. 146, relating to the duties of the pur- 
chasing agent, by declaring the manner In which estimates 
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No. 1007. An act to place Army officers serving with the Philippines con- 
stabulary under the provisions of act No. 1040, in regard to 
leave privileges 101 

No. 1608. An act for the relief of the estate of Thomas Hardeman, de- 
ceased, late treasurer of Pangasinan Province 101 

No. 1609. An act amending act No. 1407, Isnown as '' The reorganization 
act," by abolishing the bureau of cold storage as a separate 
bureau and constituting the same a division of the bureau 
of supply 102 

No. 1610. An act to prescribe penalties for failure to carry proper officers 

on Philippine vessels 102 

No. 1611. An act amending paragraph (e) of section 21 of act No. 82, 
known as "The municipal code," as amended, so as to 
authorize the deposit of municipal funds by any munici- 
pality in any duly authorized depository of the government 
of the Philippine Islands located in such municipality 103 

No. 1612. An act increasing the number of municipalities In the province 
of Occidental Negros from 21 to 22, by separating from Hog 
the former municipality of Cavancalan and reconstituting 
the same under the name of Kabankalan 104 

No. 1613. An act amending act No. 308, entitled **An act providing for 
the establishment of municipal boards of health and fixing 
their powers and duties" 104 

Nal614. An act amending section 1 of act No. 1393, entitled "An act 
providing for the widening of the streets and the adjustment 
of ownership of land located within certain specified limits 
in the municipality of Cebu, province of Cebu," by providing 
a change in the personnel of the committee appointed by 
resolution of the Philippine Commission of March 21, 1905, 
and inserting a new paragraph in said act authorizing cler- 
ical assistance 106 

No. 1615. An act providing for the cancellation of official bonds of regis- 
trars of property and relieving their sureties from responsi- 
bility on such bonds executed prior to August 13, 1898 106 

No. 1616. An act changing the name of the municipality of Almeria, prov- 
ince of Leyte, to that of Kawayan, and transferring the seat 
of its municipal government to the present barrio of 
Kawayan; also changing the hame of the municipality of 
San Ricardo, In the said province, to that of Plntuyan, and 
transferring the seat of its municipal government to the 
present barrio of Plntuyan ; 108 

No. 1617. An act providing for the establishment and maintenance of toll 

roads and bridges 108 

No. 1618. An act Increasing the number of municipalities In the province 
of Misamis from 10 to 11, by separating from Tallsayan the 
former municipality of Ging<k)g, giving the latter the ter- 
ritory which it comprised prior to the passage of act No. 951, 
and providing for the distribution of funds in the municipal 
treasury of Tallsayan resulting from the separation from 
Tallsayan of the former municipality of Ging6og 109 

No. 1619. An act increasing the number of municipalities In the province 
of Bulacan from 14 to 15, by separating from Balluag the 
former municipality of San Rafael, giving the latter the ter- 
ritory which it comprised prior to the passage of act No. 932, 
and providing for the distribution of funds In the municipal 
treasury of Balluag resulthig from the separation from 
Balluag of the former municipality of San Rafael 110 

No. 1620. An act amending act No. 1493, entitled "An act to encourage 
economy and saving among the people of the Philippine 
Islands, and to that end to provide for the establishment of 
postal savings banks and their administration through the 
organization of a postal savings bank division in the bureau 
of posts, and for other purposes " HO 

No. 1621. An act to amend section 47 of act No. 183, entitled "An act to 
Incorporate the city of Manila," by providing that the an- 
nual tax on the assessed value of real estate in the city of 
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No. 1622. An act providing for tlie cancellation, under certain conditions, 
of the unpaid balances remaining on loans made by the insu- 
lar government to the provinces of Capiz, Batangas, Iloilo» 
and Romblon 112 

No. 1623. An act increasing the number of municipalities in the province 
of Tarlac from 10, as established by act No. 1555, to 11, 
and separating from the municipality of Paniqui the barrios 
of San Roman, Legaspi, San Agustin, and Salcedo, and an- 
nexing them to the municipality of Moucada 114 

No. 1624. An act increasing the number of municipalities in the subprov- 
ince of Abra, province of Ilocos Sur, from 5 to 6 by sepa- 
rating from Bangued the former municipality of Tayum, giv- 
ing the latter the territory which it comprised prior to the 
passage of act No. 1001, and providing for the distribution 
of funds in the municipal treasury of Bangued resulting 
from the separation from Bangued of the former municipal- 
ity of Tayum 115 

No. 1625. An act increasing the number of municipalities in the province 
of Rizal from 17 to 19, by separating from San Felipe Nerl 
the former municipality of San Juan del Monte and from 
Parafiaque the former municipality of Las Piiias, giving to 
each the territory which it comprised prior to the passage of 
act No. 942, and providing for the distribution of funds in 
the municipal treasuries of said municipalities 116 

No. 1626. An act amending act No. 939, entitled "An act reducing the 
30 municipalities of the province of La Laguna to 19," as 
amended by act No. 1008, by changing the seat of the munici- 
pal government of the municipality of Los Bafios to Bay 116 

No. 1627. An act to amend certain sections of general orders, No. 58, 
series of 1900, and certain sections of acts Nos. 82, 136, 183 
as amended, 190, 194 as amended, 787 as amended; also to 
repeal acts Nos. 590 as amended, 992, and 1450, and designed 
to unify the system of justice of the peace courts, clarify 
existing legislation relative thereto, and further increase the 
^ciency thereof 117 

No. 1628. An act extending the time for filing declarations of property 
and for paying property taxes for 1906 wllthout penalty in 
townships organized under the township government act 186 

No. 1629. An act to amend act No. 1567 by extending for one month the 
time allowed for the operations of the several boards en- 
gaged In the assessment of land values and the time pre- 
scribed for the organization of the central equalizing board.- 136 

No. 1630. An act amending section 70 of act No. 1459, entitled ** The Cor- 
poration Law," as amended, by extending the time within 
which foreign corporations shall comply with the provisions 
of said act 137 

No. 1631. An act to amend section 15 of act No. 787, entitled ** An act pro- 
viding for the organization and government of the Moro 
province" 137 

No. 1632. An act to authorize graduates of the Philippine Medical School 
who receive therefrom the degree of doctor of medicine to 
practice medicine and surgery in the Philippine Islands with- 
out taking the examination prescribed by act No. 310, and to 
establish certain free scholarships in tlie Philippine Medical 
School to be awarded upon competitive examinations, and for 
other purposes 138 

No. 1633. An act separating from the municipality of Vlgan, province of 
Ilocos Sur, the former municipality of Santa Catalina, re- 
establishing It as a new municipality and giving it the terri- 
tory of which it was constituted prior to the passage of act 
No. 934 140 

No. 1634. An act providing that municipal and township privileges shall 
be let annually or for a longer period, not exceeding five 
years, to the highest and best bidders under certain con- 
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No. 1635. An act to amend act No. 1418, providing for a loan of W6,000 
to the province of Albay, by increasing the amount of said 
loan to W0,000, and extending the time of repayment thereof. 141 

No. 1636. An act to aid commercial interests by providing ways and 
means for the transmission of money within the ' islands 
through the sale of demand drafts and telegraphic transfers 
by tlje insular treasurer and provincial treasurers 142 

No. 1637. An act providing for loans of M0,000, ^5,000, and W0,000 to 
the provinces of Tayabas, Rizel, and Laguna, respec- 
tively, for the construction of provincial government build- 
ings 143 

No. 1638. An act providing for the retirement of officers and enlisted men 
of the Philippines constabulary on part pay after twenty or 
more years of satisfactory service, and amending act No. 
619 143 

No. 1639. An act to prohibit the sale, gift, or other disposal of any intoxicat- 
ing liquor, other than the so-called native wines and liquors, to 
any member of a non-Christian tribe within the meaning of 
act No. 1397, and to prohibit the use of such liquor by any 
member of such a tribe 146 

No. 1640. An act authorizing the Postal Savings Bank Investment Board 
to make loans from funds available for investment to 
provinces of the Philippine Islands, under guarantee of the 
Insular Government 146 

No. 1641. An act granting to the city of Manila the right to institute con- 
demnation proceedings for the expropriation of land in the 
province of Rlzal necessary for the main for the new water 
system for the city of Manila 147 

No. 1642. An act providing for the establishment of two subprovlnces to 
be known as the subprovlnce of Kallnga and the subprov- 
ince of Apayao 149 

No. 1643. An act extending the time for the payment of the cedula tax 
for the year 1907 in the township of Imunan, province of 
Nueva Viscaya 151 

No. 1644. An act repealing act No. 1375, entitled " An act providing that 
one fiscal shall perform the duties of fiscal for the provinces 
of La Union and Zambales, repealing the provisions of law 
authorizing a separate fiscal for each of said provinces, fix- 
ing the salary for the fiscal of the two provinces, and making 
provisions for traveling exi)enses of such fiscal," providing 
for the performance of the duties of the fiscal for the prov- 
ince of La Union and providing that the attorney-general 
may designate any assistant attorney or fiscal to perform 
the duties of fiscal for the province of Zambales 152 

No. 1645. An act to legalize municipal elections heretofore held under the 

provisions of act No. 82, on and after January 15, 1907 153 

No. 1646. An act establishing a new boundary line between the subprov- 
lnce of Amburayan and the provinces of Ilocos Sur and La 
Union, making the municipality of Tagudln the capital of the 
subprovlnce of Amburayan, and fixing the powers and duties 
of provincial officers and provincial boards in provinces or- 
ganized under the special provincial government act relative 
to municipalities organized under the municipal code 153 

No. 1647. An act amending section 789 of act No. 190 providing for fees 

for governors, sheriffs, and other persons serving process 156 

No. 1648. ^ act further to amend act No. 496, entitled "An act to pro- 
vide for the adjudication and registration of titles to lands 
in the Philippine Islands," so as to provide for the taking of 
evidence and the making of findings of fact in certain land 
registration cases by Judges of the courts of first Instance, to 
empower judges of the court of land registration to grant 
injunctions, to establish a fixed table of fees for registration 
cases, and for other purposes 156 

No. 1649. An act declaring all of the territory comprised In the island 
of Marinduque a subprovlnce of Tayabas, and for other pur- 
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No. 1660. An act appropriating the sum of W70,000 from the funds 
realized from the sale of public-improvement bonds author- 
ized by act No. 1444 for the purpose of improving the port 

of noilo 162 

No. 1661. An act to authorize graduates of certain schools of medicine 
and pliarmacy in the Philippine Islands to practice medicine 
and surgery and pharmacy without talking the examinations 
prescribed by acts Nos. 310 and 597, respectively, and for 

other purposes 163 

No. 1662. An act to amend act No. 83 by enabling provincial boards to in- 
crease the amount of the cedula tax and apply the increased 
revenue to the construction, repair, and maintenance of 
roads and bridges, and amendhig sections 121 and 149 of act 
No. 1189 to correspond 164 

No. 1653. An act to amend act No. 1511, entitled ** The Philippine road 
law," by enabling municipalities to avail themselves of its 
provisions in the absence of a provincial vote of acceptance 
and by enabling provinces and municipalities to avail them- 
selves of its provisions for a limited period of time 166 

No. 1664. An act to provide for the leasing of reclaimed land for commer- 
cial purposes, for the leasing of the foreshore and lands 
under water, and to regulate the construction of bridges over 
navigable waterways 167 

No. 1655. An act for preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation 
of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious 
foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating 
traffic therein, and for other purposes 170 

No. 1656. An act appropriating the sum of ?400,000, in addition to 
the sum appropriated by act No. 1547, for the construction 
of the sewer and water-supply systems in the city of Manila. 189 

No. 1657. An act to amend section 5 of act No. 1360 so as to authorize the 
city of Manila to lease or sell for hotel purposes the tract of 
land on the Luneta extension described in said section, and 
providing the terms and conditions upon which bidding for 
the lease or purchase of said land may be made, the terms 
and conditions upon which it may be leased or sold, and for 
other purposes 189 

No. 1658. An act to provide for the granting of a franchise to construct, 
maintain, and operate telephone and telegraph systems, and 
to carry on other electrical transmission business in and be- 
tween the provinces, cities, and municipalities of the island 
of Luzon 192 

No. 1669. An act amending act No. 1459, entitled " The corporation law," 
as amended, by exempting certain corporations operating 
under special franchises granted by the Philippine Ck)mmis- 
sion from compliance with the provisions of certain sections 
of said law 199 

No. 1660. An act making additional apropriations for sundry expenses of 
the insular government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 
1907, and other periods 199 

No. 1661. An act making additional appropriations for sundry expenses of 
the government of the city of Manila for the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 1907, and for other related purposes 211 

No. 1662. An act making appropriations for certain public works, perma- 
nent improvements, and other purposes of the insular gov- 
ernment 213 

No. 1663. An act renewing certain appropriations in acts Nos. 1527, 1546, 
1660 and 1661, until such time as the regular appropriations 
for the fiscal year 1908 shall have been made 215 

No. 1664. An act to provide a method of equalization and revaluation of 
land assessments and annual rental values in the province 
of Samar 216 

Na 1665. An act to annex the province of Romblon to the province of 

Capiz 217 

No. 1666. An act appropriating M00,000 from the CJongressional relief 
fund to be loaned under certain conditions to the provinces 
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No. 1667. An act to amend section 61 of act No. 1307, entitled " The town- 
ship government act" 220 

No. 1668. An act appropriating the sum of K20,274 from the funds 
realized from the sale of public-improvement bonds author- 
ized by act No. 1444, for certain public works and permanent 
improvements of the insular government 221 

No. 1669. An act to annex the municipalities of the late province of 
Romblon to the third assembly district of Caplz for the pur- 
poses of the election to be held July 30, 1907, and amend- 
ing the election law by reducing the number of delegates to 
the Philippine assembly to 80, and redlstrlctlng the province 
of Caplz for the assembly election to be held In 1909 and 
thereafter 222 

No. 1670. An act authorizing the trustees or directors of asylums and In- 
stitutions where poor children are maintained at public ex- 
pense to place such children In charge of suitable persons, 
and providing for the adoption of such children 223 

No. 1671. An act to amend act No. 346, entitled "An act designating the 
days which shall be observed as public holidays In the 
Philippine Islands,*' as amended, so as to make election 
days public holidays 224 

No. 1672. An act to amend act No. 83 by providing for the establishment 
and maintenance under certain conditions of provincial toll 
ferries 225 

No. 1673. An act amending sections 4 and 12 of act No. 787, as amended 
by sections 1 and 5 of act No. 1283, by providing for the or- 
ganization of the legislative council of the Moro province 
and for the subordinate positions of engineer and superin- 
tendent of schools of the Moro province 226 

No. 1674. An act authorizing the Governor-General to consolidate any two 
or more appointive positions and later to restore them to 
their previous status whenever In his judgment such action 
win promote the public Interest 227 

No. 1676. An act amending act No. 136, as amended, by creating the office 

of reporter of the supreme court, and for other purposes 228 

No. 1676. An act to amend section 3 of act No. 1649 entitled "An act de- 
claring all of the territory comprised In the Island of Marln- 
duque a subprovlnce of Tayabas, and for other purposes," by 
providing for the return of a i)ortlon of the Internal-revenue 
collections to the treasury of the subprovlnce of Marlnduque 
for the sole use and benefit of the Inhabitants thereof 229 

No. 1677. An act to provide anatomical material for the advancement of 

medical science 229 

No. 1678. An act providing for the publication In me Official Gazette of 
certain notices of the court of land registration and amend- 
ing act No. 496, as amended 230 

No. 1679. An act making appropriations for sundry expenses of the Insular 
government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1908, and 
other designated periods 231 

No. 1680. An act providing for the appointment by provincial governors 
of bailiffs in courts of first Instance and In the court of land 
registration, and amending acts Nos. 136 and 190 and 496, 
as amended 281 

No. 1681. An act to amend section 18 of the Municipal Code, as amended, 
by authorizing the governor-general to remove municipal 
treasurers from office for cause 284 

No. 1682. An act to amend section 2 of act No. 1126, entitled "An act for 
the puriwse of emiwwerlng provincial boards to subpcena 
witnesses and to require testimony under oath In conducting 
certain Investigations, and for other purposes," by extending 
the authority of the governor-general to disqualify from 
holding office all officials removed for cause 285 

No. 1683. An act to amend section 5 of act No. 781 by making It the duty 
of municipal officers to furnish notice of ladrones Immedi- 
ately, both to the provincial governor and the nearest con- 
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No. 1684. An act prohibiting the importation by private persons of aUk- 

worms, their eggs or cocoons, 286 

No. 1685. An act to amend act No. 1490, entitled "An act to prevent the 
use of explosives and poisons for taking fish in the waters 
of the Philippines," by providing that the Secretary of the 
Interior may authorize the use of explosives and poisons for 
taking fish in limited numbers for scientific purposes 287 

No. 1686. An act to provide for the reimbursement to the provinces and 
municipalities of 50 per centum of the sums which they will 
lose by reason of the suspension of the land tax for the last 
half of the calendar year 1907, to appropriate for such re- 
imbursement such sums as may be necessary from any 
funds in the insular treasury not otherwise appropriated, 
and to repeal section 2 of act No. 1579 287 

No. 1687. An act to increase the number of municipalities in the province 
of Nueva Ecija from 14 to 15, by separating from Cabana- 
tuan, the former municipality of Santa Rosa, reconstituting 
the latter as a municipality, and giving to each the territory 
which it comprised prior to the passage of act No. 933 289 

No. 1688. An act making appropriations for certain public works, per- 
manent Improvements, and other purposes of the Insular 
government 289 

No. 1689. An act amending act No. 1397, entitled " The township govern- 
ment act," so as to authorize the collection of certain license 
fees, to provide a method of enforcing the payment of prop- 
erty tax by delinquents who are absent from the province 
or are nonresidents thereof, and to provide that the popular 
representative shall continue to l>e a resident of the province 
during his term of oflBce 294 

No. 1690. An act to increase the number of municipalities In the province 
of La Laguna from 21 to 22 by separating from the munici- 
pality of San Pablo the former municipality of Alaminos, 
reconstituting the latter as a municipality, and giving to it 
the territory of which It was comprised prior to the passage 
of act No. 939 296 

No. 1691. An act to amend section 4 of act No. 82, entitled !' The Muni- 
cipal Code," as amended, by prescribing the maximum per- 
centage of general funds of municipalities which may be 
expended for salaries and wages of municipal oflScers and 
employees not employed upon public works, and for other 
purposes 296 

No. 1692. An act to amend section 8 of act No. 292, so as to prevent the 
utterance of speeches or the use of language violative of 
good order or tending to disturb the public peace 298 

No. 1693. An act creating the province of Agusan and the subprovlnces of 
Butuan, Bukldnon, and Batanes, empowering the provincial 
board of Cagayan to apply the provisions of ** The township 
government act" to the municlpf^lltles and settlements of 
the Babuyanes Islands, and providing that the salaries of 
the lieutenant-governor of the subprovlnce of Apayao and of 
any duly authorized employees of said subprovlnce shall be 
payable from insular funds , 299 

No. 1694. An act to repeal section 14 of act No. 309, entitled "An act pro- 
viding for the compulsory vaccination of the inhabitants of 
the Philippine Islands" 302 

Xo. 1695. An act amending act No. 1189, entitled " The Internal revenue 
law of 1904," by adding to the road and bridge funds of the 
provinces 10 per centum of the revenues accruing under said 
act, and by devoting an additional 5 per centum of said 
revenues to the maintenance of free public primary schools 
In the several municipalities 303 

No. 1696. An act to prohibit the display of flags, banners, emblems, or 
devices used in the Phllpplne Islands for the purpose of re- 
bellion or Insurrection against the authority of the United 
States and the display of Katlpunan flags, banners, em- 
blems, or devices, and for other purposes 305 



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No. 1697. An act authorizing the appointment of commiflBioners to make 
official investigations and fixing their powers, for the pay- 
ment of witness fees, and for the punishment of perjury in 
official investigations 306 

No. 1698. An act for the regulation of the Philipphie civil service 307 

No. 1699. An act providing that the provincial fiscals and the attorney 
for the Moro province shall perform the duties of the register 
of deeds in their respective provinces, abolishing the position 
of examiner of titles, and amending acts Nos. 83, 496, 787, and 
926, as amended 322 

No. 1700. An act to grant to the Lepanto Mining Company, Incorporated, 
a franchise to construct a highway from a point near Comil- 
las, province of Lepanto-Bontoc, in a general westerly direc- 
tion to the China Sea at a point near the town of Bangar, 
province of La Union; and thereon to take toil, to operate 
as a common carrier, and, at its option, to construct a rail- 
road 330 

No. 1701. An act to equalize and secure uniformity in salaries of provin- 
cial fiscals, to empower the governor-general to consolidate 
the offices of fiscals of two or more provinces, to declare 
vacant the iK)sition of fiscal of any province and assign the 
duties thereof to the office of the attorney-general, and to re- 
store the status existing prior to such consolidation or abo- 
lition, and for other purposes 336 

No. 1702. An act to amend sections 14, 36, and 71 of act No. 190, providing 
a code of civil procedure in civil actions and special pro- 
ceedings in the Philippine Islands 337 

No. 1703. An act to define and fix the status of prisoners and the respon- 
sibility for their maintenance, and for other purposes 339 

No. 1704. An act to amend act No. 1415, entitled "An act establishing a 
medical school and defining the manner in which it shall be 
controlled and conducted," by providing that the Pliillpplne 
medical school sliall be a body corporate 343 

No. 1705. An act amending act No. 279. as amended, by providing for the 
signing of contracts and leases for cold-storage space in the 
division of cold storage of the bureau of supply 344 

No. 1706. An act making appropriations for sundry expenses of the gov- 
ernment of the city of Manila for the fiscal year ending June 
30, 1908 344 

No. 1707. An act making appropriations from the funds realized from the 
sale of bonds authorized by act No. 1323 for the purpose of 
constructing sewers in the city of Manila and to furnish it 
with an adequate sewer and drainage system and supply of 
water 354 

No. 1708. An act to amend sections 5, 7, and 27 of act No. 867, as amended, 
by separating the province of Sorsogon from the eighth judi- 
cial district and annexing it to the fifteenth judicial dis- 
trict, by separating the province of La Union from the third 
judicial district and annexing It to the mountain judicial 
district, and changing the times at which courts of first in- 
stance shall be held in the provinces of said districts, re- 
pealing part of act No. 1437, and for other purposes 365 

No. 1709. An act amending act No. 1582, known as " The election law "__ 358 

No. 1710. An act providing for the filing, with the division of archives, 
patents, copyrights, and trade-marks of the executive bureau, 
of the first mortgage and contract of guaranty, dated May 1, 
1907, executed by the Philippine Railway Company with 
the government of the Philippine Islands and the Bankers* 
Trust Company, trustee, creating and fixing upon the prop- 
erty covered by said Instrument a Hen at and from the time 
of filing the same, and exempting said instrument from the 
payment of stamp taxes 362 

Xo. 1711. An act providing for the apprehension, detention, segregation, 

and treatment of lepers in the Philippine Islands 363 

No. 1712. An act to Increase the number of municipalities in the province 
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ritory which it comprised prior to the passage of act No. 
939 3e4 

No. 1713. An act to authorize provincial boards organized nnder the pro- 
vincial government act to remit the collection of the land tax 
in their respective provinces 365 

No. 1714. An act to amend subdivision (d) of section 1 of act No. 1510 
so as to authorize a change of the railroad route therein pre- 
scribed, and authorizing and providing for the construction 
of mileage equivalent to that of the route abandoned, and for 
other purposes 366 

No. 1715. An act to authorize a continuing annual and reimbursable ap- 
propriation to meet the obligations of the insular government 
incurred by reason of contracts authorized by act No. 1310, 
and of other similar contracts herein provided for 366 

No. 1716. An act to amend acts No. 1581, as amended, and No. 1701, by ad- 
vancing the government of the province of Batangas from 
the third to the second class • 367 

No. 1717. An act to Increase the number of municipalities In the province 
of Nueva Eclja from 15 to 21, by separating from the present 
municipalities of Cuyapo, Allaga, San Antonio, San Isldro, 
Peiiaranda, and Talavera the former municipalities of Nam- 
plcuan, Zaragoza, Jaen, Cablao, San I..eonardo, and Santo 
Domingo, respectively, and giving to each the territory 
which it comprised prior to the passage of act No. 933 369 

No. 1718. An act Increasing the number of municipalities In the province 
of Cavlte from 12 to 13, by separating from the present mu- 
nicipality of Noveleta the former municipality of Cavlte 
Vlejo, and giving to the latter the territory which It com- 
prised prior to the passage of act 947, and changing the 
name of the municipality of Cavlte VleJo to Kawlt 370 

No. 1719. An act increasing the number of municipalities In the province 
of Pampanga from 16 to 18, by separating from the present 
municipalities of Macabebe and San Luis the former munici- 
palities of San Miguel and San Simon, respectively, and giv- 
ing to each the terrltorj' which It comprised prior to the 
passage of act No. 943, and changing the name of the new 
municipality of San Miguel to that of Masantol 370 

No. 1720. An act increasing the number of municipalities In the province 
of Rlzal to 20 by separating from the present municipality 
of Pllllla the former municipality of Jalajala and giving the 
latter the same territory which It comprised prior to the 
passage of act No. 942 .371 

No. 1721. An act increasing the number of municipalities In the province 
of Tayabas from 24 to 26, by organizing the barrio of Can- 
delaria, now a part of Sarlaya, into a new municipality, and 
separating from Baler the former municipality of Caslguran, 
giving the latter the same territory which It comprised prior 
to the passage of act No. 1550 372 

No. 1722. An act extending until December 1, 1907, the time for the pay- 
ment, without penalty, of the cedula tax for the year 1907 
by the Inhabitants of the municipalities of the subprovlnce 
of Batanes and of the Babuyanes Islands, province of Caga- 
yan 373 

No. 1723. An act to define and fix the status of prisoners confined in the 

Iwahlg Penal Colony, and for other purposes 374 

No. 1724. An act approving, confirming and ratifying the agreement made 
between the Secretary of War, representing the government 
of the Philippine Islands, and the archbishop of Manila, 
representing the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippine 
Islands, determining the title to various estates and proper- 
ties heretofore a matter of dispute betw(»en the Roman Cath- 
olic Church and the government of the Philippine Islands, 
and settling the right of possession and administration of 
such estates and properties, and adjusting certain contro- 

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versies between the said government and the Banco Espafiol- 
Filipino 376 

No. 1725. An act to provide that the provisions of act No. 1458 prohibiting 
the exhumation of human remains within one and one-half 
years after interment shall not apply to certain pending 
cases 382 

No. 1726. An act to amend act No. 1582, l^nown as the *' Election Law," by 
disqualifying certain i^ersons from holding provincial or 
municipal oflBces and authorizing the governor-general to 
remove Ineligible persons from office 382 

No. 1727. An act making appropriations for certain public works, per- 
manent improvements, and other purposes of the government 
of the city of Manila 383 

No. 1728. An act to provide for the insurance of the insular, provincial, 
and municipal governments against loss from damage or 
destruction of government vessels and craft, government 
machinery, and permanent public buildings and government 
property therein, by earthquake, fire, lightning, flood, ty- 
phoon, tornado, hurricane, or cyclone 385 

No. 1729. An act making appropriations for the creation of a sinking fund 
for the payment of the bonds issued for public works under 
the provisions of acts Nos. 1301 and 1444, and for the in- 
vestment of such fund ^ 386 

No. 1730. An act to authorize continuing annual appropriations to meet 
any obligations of the Philippine government incurred by 
reason for the guaranty of 4 per cent Interest on (a) rail- 
road bonds, as authorized by the act of Congress approved 
February 6, 1905, and (b) cash capital Invested in any agri- 
cultural bank as authorized by the act of Congress approved 
March 4, 1907 387 

No. 1731. An act to reduce the number of municipalities In the province 
of Albay from 23, as established by act No. 1557, to 21, by 
consolidating the present municipalities of Albay, Daraga, 
and Legaspi into one municipality 388 

No. 1732, An act providing that persons sentenced to fine for criminal 
offenses made punishable by acts of the Philippine Com- 
mission or for violation of the ordinance of the city of Ma- 
nila, who shall fall to satisfy the fine Imposed, shall be sub- 
ject to subsidiary imprisonment, and providing that the 
status of a prisoner under subdivision (d) of section 1 and 
subdivision (c) of section 3 of act No. 1703 shall be deter- 
mined by the subsidiary imprisonment in case the sentence 
Imposes a fine only, and repealing part of section 40 of 
act No. 183 389 

No. 1733. An act to provide fire protection in municipalities having no 

paid fire department 390 

No. 1734. An act amending section 4 of act No. 59, entitled "The Manila 
liquor licenses act," as amended, by providing for theater 
liquor licenses 392 

No. 1735. An act authorizing the governor-general to execute a conces- 
sionary grant or contract for a railway line to Bagulo, prov- 
ince of Benguet, and for other purposes 393 

No. 1736. .An act appropriating the sum of ^00,000 for the purpose of es- 
tablishing a reimbursable fund for the promotion of agri- 
cultural pursuits upon certain haciendas and parcels of land, 
commonly known as ** friar lands," and for the extension of 
the cultivated area thereof 403 

No. 1737. An act to amend section 1 of act No. 1411, entitled "An act 
for the inirpose of maintaining the parity of the Philippine 
currency In accordance with the provisions of sections 1 and 
6 of the act of Congress approved March 2, 1903, by prohib- 
iting the exportation from the Philippine Islands of Philip- 
pine silver coins, and for other purposes," by providing that 
the prohibition therein contained shall not apply to sums of 
^25 or less of the new coins authorized by act No. 1564 and 
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Xo. 1738. An act to amend section 24 of act No. 520 by providing for en- 
signs for vessels operating under tlie contracts authorized 
by act No. 1310 and act No. 1715 406 

No. 1739. An act creating the "Fidelity-bond premium fund," providing 
for assurance against losses, shortages, and defalcations bjr 
officers or employees accountable for public funds and public 
property, and for other purposes 406 

>Jo. 1740. An act providing for the punishment of public officers and em- 
ployees who fall or refuse to account for public funds or 
property or who make personal use of such funds or prop- 
erty, or any part thereof, or who misappropriate the same, 
or any part thereof, or who are guilty of any malversation 
with reference to such funds or property, or who through 
abandonment, fault or negligence permit any other person to 
abstract, misappropriate, or make personal use of the same. 411 

No 1741. An act to amend act No. 136, as amended, by providing a salary of 
^2,400 per annum for the justices of the peace of Cebu and 
Hollo, and by allowing each of said Justices two clerks to be 
paid by the respective municipalities 412 

No. 1742. An act providing for the adjustment of charges made by the 
bureau of prisons against the several provinces and the city 
of Manila for the maintenance of prisoners 414 

No. 1743. An act to provide that the annual tax on the asst^ssed value of 
real estate In the city of Manila for the year 1908 shall.be li 
per cent thereof 415 

No. 1744. An act to amend section 17 of act No. 1459, entitled "The corpo- 
ration law,*' by providing that no Increase of capital stock 
shall be made unless the same proportion thereof shall have 
been subscribed and paid In as required on the formation 
and organization of the corporation, and for other purposes— 415 

No. 1745. An act transferring to the account of general funds of the in- 
sular treasury the loan of ^350,tX)0 granted to the govern- 
ment of the city of Manila by act No. 1360 from the proceeds 
of the sale of public Improvement bonds of the insular gov- 
ernment, and reimbursing in a corresponding amount the ac- 
count of said bond proceeds, and appropriating the money 
reverting to the Insular treasury by reason of the payment 
of said loan for the Improvement of public squares, parks, 
and plazas of the city of Manila, and for other purjwses 417 

No. 1746. An act to provide for the revocation In proper cases of retail 
liquor dealers' licenses and to amend acts Nos. 82, 183, 1397, 
and 1189, accordingly 418 

No. 1747. An act amending section 2 of act No. 1056 by extending the 
provisions of said section to judges of the municipal court 
of the city of Manila 419 

No. 1748. An act authorizing the adjustment of provincial and municipal 
boundaries and authorizing the change of capitals of prov- 
inces and subprovlnces, as may be necessary from time to 
time to serve the public convenience and Interest 420 

No. 1749. An act making appropriations for the friar lands bonds sinking 

fund created by act No. 1034 421 

No. 1750. An act making appropriation to reimburse the government of 
the city of Manila on account of expenditures made In the 
reconstruction of walls along the banks of the Paslg River 
below the Ayala bridge 423 

No. 1751. An act to provide for the arrest and return to ship of seamen 
deserting from certain merchant vessels In the Philippine 
Islands; for the adjudication by consuls of certain disputes 
and for the enforcement of consular decisions In such cases, 
and repealing act No. 1439 424 

No. 1752. An act to amend sections 4, 5, and 6 of act No. 1401 by making 
it unnecessary for the provincial board to advertise for bids 
for building any public work costing less than 1,000 i)esos, 
or for building or repairing any road, and by providing 
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director of public works to advertise for bids and to let con- 
tracts for any provincial public works, and to repeal section 
15 of act No. 83 427 

No. 1753. An act declaring all of the territory comprised in the island 
of Siquljor a subprovince of Oriental Negros, and for other 
purposes 428 

No. 1754. An act to prohibit the forgery, counterfeiting, altering, or 
fraudulent making of obligations and securities of the 
United States or of the Philippine Islands, or of the circu- 
lating notes Issued by any banking association authorized 
. under the laws of the United States or of the Philippine 
Islands; to prohibit the using of plates to print notes with- 
out authority, the passing, selling, and concealing of forged 
obligations; the taking of lmi)re8slons of tools. Implements, 
etc. ; the unlawful possession of such Impressions ; the buying 
and selling or dealing in forged notes, bonds, etc. ; the secret- 
ing or removing of tools or material used for printing bonds, 
notes, stamps, etc. ; to prohibit the counterfeiting of gold and 
sliver coin, the counterfeiting of minor coins, the mutilation 
of coins, the debasement of coinage, the making or uttering 
of coin In resemblance of money, and making or issuing de- 
vices of minor coins ; to prohibit the forging or counterfeiting 
of notes, bonds, securities, or bank notes of foreign govern- 
,ments, or the passing or possession of such forged or coun- 
terfeited bonds, notes, securities, or bank notes; the imlaw- 
ful i)ossesslon of or printing from plates of foreign govern- 
ments or banks; to prohibit yslug the malls with intent to 
defraud, or mailing offers to sell counterfeit money, etc. ; to 
prohibit the counterfeiting or manufacture of dies, molds, 
etc., used for making money; to prohibit using advertise- 
ments similar to coins; to authorize seizure, forfeiture, and 
disposition of counterfeits of obligations of the I'nlted States, 
Philippine Islands, or foreign governments, and for other 
puri)oses 430 

No. 1755. An act to prohibit the disturbance of the Philippine Commis- 
sion, the Philippine assembly, or of any i)rovluclal board or 
municipal or township council ; to punish disorderly conduct 
In the Immediate view or presence of said bodies; to punish 
the fraudulent altering of the draft of any bill, resolution, 
ordinance, or act pending before or enacted by any such 
body or the Philippine legislature; to compel the attend- 
ance of witnesses and the production of evidence before the 
Philippine Commission or Philippine assembly, or before 
any committee of either or both said bodies, and for other 
purposes 439 

No. 1756. An act to declare October 14, 15, and 10 of the year 1907 
public holidays in honor of the visit of the Secretary of War 
and the formal opening of the Philippine assembly 440 

No. 1757. -tin act to prohibit gambling, to repeal article 1801 of the Civil 

Code and articles 343 and 579 of the Penal Code 440 

No. 1758. An act to amend section 1 (j) of act No. 1310, by providing 
that whenever required by the public Interests the Insular 
government may transport malls, passengers, and freight 
between iK)ints covered by vessels under contract, and may 
reimburse the contracting parties therefor, except In the 
case of si>eclal trips for inspection and other purely govern- 
mental purposes 443 

No. 1759. An act providing for a lieutenant-governor of the province of 
Samar, prescribing his powers and duties, rei)eallng act 
No. 1398, and for other purposes 444 

No. 1760. An act to prevent the Introduction Into the Philippine Islands 
of dangerous communicable animal diseases, to prevent the 
spread of such diseases within the islands, and for other 
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No. IJiSl. An act gradually to restrict and regulate the sale and use of 
opium pending the ultimate prohibitiou of the importation 
of opium Into the Philippine Islands in whatever form 
except for medicinal puri)Oses, as provided by the act of 
Congress approved March 3, IDOS; and prohil>iting any 
person from having the possession of opium, cocaine, or 
alpha or beta eucaine In any of their several forms, or any 
derivative or preparation of any of such drugs or sub- 
stances, except for meilicinal purposes, and to rei)eal act 
No. 1461, and for other purposes 447 

No. 1762. An act fixing the maximum rates which may be charged by the 

Manila Suburban Railways Company 458 

No. 1763. An act to extend the time in which provinces and the city of 
Manila may obtain the benefits of acts Nos. 1652 and 1605, 
and confirming the action of provincial boards and of the 
municipal board of the city of Manila which may have 
adopted or may adopt resolutions increasing the cedula tax 
during the time so extended 450 

No. 1764. An act providing for the i)ayment of fees in criminal proceed- 
ings, ai)propriating the sum of ?75,000 to be distributed 
by the auditor among the provinces and the city of Manila 
in proportion to the re8i)ective amounts by them paid on ac- 
count of court fees, and repealing section 1 of act No. 302 
and.acts Nos. 404 and 1335 . 460 

No. 1765. An act to amend act No. 183, entitled "An act to incorporate 
the city of Manila," as amended, by providing that appropri- 
ations for the government of said city shall be made by the 
municipal board, subject to the ai>proval of the governor- 
general, and for other purposes 462 

No. 1766. An act amending section 4 of act No. 1545 by requiring fees 
formerly collectible by provincial secretaries to be hereafter 
de[)oslted In provincial treasuries 463 

No. 1767. An act making a permanent continuing annual appropriation 
to encourage the production of tobacco and to protect the in- 
terests of the tobacco manufacturing industries of the Phil- 
ippine Islands by providing bounties for the growers of leaf 
tobacco, and for other puri)oses 463 

No. 1768. An act to amend act No. 1582, known as ** The Election Law," as 
amended by acts Nos. 1709 and 1726, by disqualifying habit- 
ual users of opimn from holding provincial or municipal 
oflices 465 

No. 1769. An act amending act No. 1306, entitled " The special provincial 
government act," by authorizing provincial boards to grant 
licenses for collecting edible birds* nests and to make regula- 
lations to prevent the extermination of the birds that build 
such nests 466 

No. 1770. An act to amend section 8 of act No. 619, entitleii "An act to pro- 
mote good order and discipline in the Philippines constabu- 
lary," by including under the [penalty therein provided non- 
commissioned officers or acting noncommissioned officers In 
charge of a relief of post who are found sleeping on duty 467 

No. 1771. An act to amend section 5 of act No. 14.58 requiring receipts 
from municipal cemeteries to be deposited in the municipal 
treasury as a special fund to be spent upon the cemetery by 
providing that any surplus in said fund may be exi>ended for 
general municipal purposes 467 

No. 1772. An act to amend section 44 of act No. 83 as amended and sec- 
,tion 05 of act No. 1397 as amended by providing that conven- 
tions or meetings of municipal and township presidents shall 
be called in the discretion of the provincial boards, with 
certain limitations, and to repeal acts Nos. 425 and 521 468 

No. 1773. An act to provide for the public prosecution of the crimes of 
adulterio, estuprOy rapto^ violacidn, caJumnia, and injuria, to 
abolish the right of pardon by the aggrieved imrty in such 
cases, to provide for a si)ecial civil action for damages 
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No. 1774. An act to amend act No. 854, as amended, by anthorizing the 
extension of the period within which returning government 
students shall take a civil service examination 470 

No. 1775. An act authorizing the insular collector of customs to clear for- 
eign vessels for the i)orts of Legaspi and Tabaco 471 

No. 1776. An act amending act No. 83 and requiring copies of the minutes 
of provincial boards to be forwarded to the executive sec- 
retary 471 

No. 1777. An act authorizing the governor-general to close, by executive 
order, certain ports of entry, and to reoi)en the same ports in 
lilte manner when the public interests so require 472 

No. 1778. An act amending sections Nos. 80 and 88 of act No. UK), provid- 
ing a code of procedure in civil actions and special proceed- 
ings in the Philippine Islands, as amended 472 

No. 1779. An act to create a board for the regulation of rates chargeable 
by public service corjwratlons in the Philippine Islands, and 
for other purposes 474 

No. 1780. An act to regulate the imix)rtatlon, acquisition, i)OSsesslon, use, 
and transfer of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of 
the same except In compliance with the provisions of this 
act - 480 

No. 1781. An act to amend section 27 of act No. 355. entitled "An act to 
constitute the customs service of the Philippine Archli>elago 
and to provide for the administration thereof," as amended, 
by providing for the remission of duties on importations of 
the value of less than $1 487 

No. 1782. An act to provide for the establishment of manufacturing bonded 

warehouses 487 

No. 1783. An act appropriating the sum of f^200,000 for the construction 
and Improvement of permanent roads and bridges In the pro- 
vinces of the Philippine Islands 488 

No. 1784. An act appropriating the sum of =P=350,000 from the funds 
realized from the sale of public Improvement bonds author- 
ized by act No. 1444, for certain public works and perma- 
nent improvements of the Insular government 489 

No. 1785. An act making additional appropriations for sundry expenses 
of the insular government for the fiscal year ending June 
30, 1908, and for other stated purposes ^ 489 

No. 1786. An act to amend section 3 of act No. 1407 by authorizing the 
executive secretary to regulate the appointment and salaries 
of provincial employees 494 

No. 1787. An act amending sections 74 and 107 of act No. 1189, as 

amended 495 

No. 1788. An act to amend act No. 63, entitled "An act prescribing the 
method to be adopted in the construction of laws," by pro- 
viding a method to be adoi>ted In the construction of laws 
which may be passed by the Philippine legislature 495 

No. 1789. An act to authorize the governor-general to raise the position 
of superintendent of the Information division, Philippines 
constabulary, to the rank, pay, and allowance of lieutenant- 
colonel and assistant director of constabulary 496 

No. 1790. An act to confirm certain rights and franchises of the Banco 

Espafiol-Fllinlno and to amend Its statutes 496 

No. 1791. An act to amend in certain respects act No. 82, known as the 

Municipal Code 516 

No. 1792. An act providing, with the consent of the Secretary of War first 
had, for a system of money and property accountability for 
the government of the Philippine Islands and Its subordinate 
branches, and repealing acts Nos. 90, 145, 215, 328, 900, 1402, 
and all acts and \mrta of acts in confiict herewith 524 

No. 1793. An act to amend act No. 183 by providing a method for enforc- 
ing the collection of the land tax In the city of Manila 540 

No. 1794. An act to regulate the granting of leaves of absence and other 
allowances to the private secretary to the Governor-General 
and the private secretaries to the members of the Philippine 
Commission, In the same manner as If said private secre- 
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No. 17d5. An act authorizing the compensation of students in industrial 
and agricultural schools for work done therein, outside of 
regular school hours, and not connected with their regular 
school work 544 

No. 1796. An act to amend section 14 (c) of act No. 1407, by Increasing 
the duties of the Bureau of Navigation in regard to harbor 
improvements 545 

No. 1797. An act conferring upon officers of the United States Army, 
under certain circumstances, the powers of i)eace officers, and 
repealing act No. 1505 546 

No. 1798. An act to provide for the protection of animal life in the Philip- 
pine Islands 547 

No. 1790. An act appropriating the balance of the Congressional relief 
fund in the insular treasury not otherwise appropriated and 
any refunds which may accrue to said fund from allotments 
or appropriations heretofore made from the Congressional 
relief fund, with certain exceptions, for the manufacture 
of serum for use in the cure and prevention of animal dis- 
^ eases, and for the establishment, operation, and maintenance 

of quarantine stations throughout the islands 549 

No. 1800. An act amending act No. 1407 by providing for the setting aside 
of communal forests for the benefit of municipalities, town- 
ships, and settlements : 549 



RESOLUTIONS OF THE PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

1906. 

Oct. 2. Governor-general and distribution of Inaugural address 553 

Oct. 20. Congressional relief fund — Loan to provinces of Cagayan and 
Isabela for relief of inhabitants in distress through damages 
caused by recent storm 553 

Oct 22. Publications — Future manner of issue and sale price of the 

Journal of Science 554 

Oct. 24. Congressional relief fund — Loan to province of Tayabas for re- 
• lief of inhabitants of Baler and Casiguran suffering from 

results of recent storm 555 

Oct. 31. Carabaps — Extension of time to Arturo Bemia for payment of 

third installment of purchase price 555 

•Oct. 31. Carabaos — Authorizing refund of purchase price to L. M. Heras. 556 

Dec. 5. Congressional relief fund — Expenditure for relief of distressed 

Inhabitants of Cagayan Valley 556 

Dec. 5. Congressional relief fund — Expenditure for relief of distressed 

Inhabitants of the province of Isabela 556 

Dec '7. Civil-service employees — Allowing accrued leave and traveling 
expenses before completion of two years* service when sepa- 
rated from the service through no fault 557 

Dec. 14. Congressional relief fund — Payment of land tax upon laud of 

Seilor Vicente Lopez for 1903 558 

Dec. 14. Civil-service employees — Transportation to the United States 
after three years' service to be taken within six months after 
separation from the service ; 558 

Dec. 14. Publications — ^Authorizing the governor-general to arrange for 
the publication of government advertising In one of the Vis- 
ayan newspapers 559 

Dec. 14. Publications — Payment to El Grlto Pueblo for publication of 

government advertising discontinued 560 

Dec. 18. Publication — Authorizing the governor-general to arrange for 

the publication of government advertising In the Vlda Flllplna_ 560 

Dec. 29. Moro Province — Extension of the provisions of Chapter VI of 

the public land act to — Exception 561 

1907. 

Jan. 5. Congressional relief fund— ^Appropriation for payment of salaries 

of municipal school-teachers In the province of Cagayan 561 

Jan. 24. Congressional relief fund — Expenditure for completion of dike, 

• province of Tarlac 561 



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Feb. 11. CkJngressional relief fund— Expenditure for relief of inhabitants 

of San rsidro, Nueva Bcija 562 

Feb. 13. Congressional relief fund — Expenditure for relief of volunteers 

of Dagami, heyte, injured in line of duty, and their families- 562 

Feb. 15. Publications— Sale price of Volume III, Philippine Reports 563 

Feb. 15. Sisal — Purchase from Hawaiian Experiment Station by bureau 

of agriculture 563 

Feb. 21. Congressional relief fund — Expenditure for relief of i)ersQns 

rendered destitute by fires in Culasi, province of Antique 563 

Feb. 26. Congressional relief fund — Elxpenditure for tran8^)ortation of 

rice purchased for relief of inhabitants of Culasi, Antique 564 

B^b. 28. Congressional relief fund — Exi)enditure for relief of inhabitants 

of Dinalupihan, Bataan • 564 

Mar. 12. Government employees — TransiK)rtatlon of baggage at Govern- 
ment expense on transfer of station 564 

Mar. 12. Insurance of Government proi>erty 564 

Apr. 24. Congressional relief fund — Relief of sufferers from conflagra- 
tions in Iloilo - 565 

Apr. 24. Congressional relief fund — ^Approval of action of the govemf)r- 
general in relieving distress of certain volunteers and their 
families in Dagami, Leyte 565 

Apr. 24. Publications — Selling price of Volume V, Public I^aws, Spanish 

edition 565 

Apr. 24. Publications — Selling price of official roster of officers and em- 
ployees in the civil service of the Philippine Islands 565 

Apr. 30. Publications — Sale price of volumes of Executive Orders and 

Proclamations of 1906 566 

May 3. Publications— Sale price of Volume IV, Philippine Reiiorts 566 

May 9. Committee on the compilation and codification of the public laws 

of the Philippine Islands 566 

May 18. Congressional relief fund — Relief of Inhabitants of Imus, Cavite_ 567 

June 27. Congressional relief fund — Relief of Inhabitants of Ix)on, Bohol_ 568 

July 8. Congressional relief fund — Balance of appropriation for relief 
of destitution In San Isidro transferred to province for use on 
roads and bridges 568 

Oct. 7. Transportation of extra baggage upon change of station 569 

Oct 9. Congressional relief fund — Purchase of animals by bureau of 

agriculture 569 

Oct. 12. Appropriation for restriction of spread of anthrax In cattle in 

Lepanto-Bontoc-_l 569 

Oct. 12. Serum for cure of animal diseases — Quarantine stations 569 

Oct. 23. Standing committees of the Philippine Commission 570 



Appointments made by the governor-general 671 

List of notaries public In the Phlllpplpe Islands 603 

List of municipalities, townships, and other local organizations In the 

Philippine Islands 619 



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[No. 1539.] 

AN ACT Amending section five of Act Numbered Seventy-four, establishing a 
Department of Public Instruction, as amended, by authorizing the Director of 
Eiducation, with the approval of the Secretary of Public Instruction, to change, 
increase, or decrease the existing school divisions of the Philippine Islands. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission J that: 

Section 1. Section five of Act Numbered Seventy-four, establish- 
ing a Department of Public Instruction, as amended by Act Num- 
bered Thirteen hundred and thirty-seven, is hereby further amended 
by adding at the end thereof the following proviso : 

" Provided^ That the Director of Education, with the approval of 
the Secretary of Public Instruction, may change, increase, or decrease 
the school divisions herein established whenever in his judgment the 
public interests so require." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 5, 1906. 



[No. 1540.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company to bring suit 
against the Government of the Philippine Islands in the Court of First Instance 
of the city of Manila to determine the liability of the reapective parties for 
damages caused to the Luneta Extension by the typhoon of May eighteenth 
and nineteenth, nineteen hundred and six. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Authority is hereby granted the Atlantic, Gulf and 
Pacific Company, a company or corporation authorized to do business 
in the Philippine Islands, to institute a suit in the Court of First 
Instance of the city of Manila a^inst the Government of the Philip- 
pine Islands, to determine the liability of the respective parties for 
damages done to the bulkhead and rock revetment of the tuneta Ex- 
tension by the typhoon of May eighteenth and nineteenth, nineteen 
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hundred and six, under the contract entered into for said work be- 
tween the Government of the Philippine Islands and the Atlantic, 
Gulf and Pacific Company, bearing date the twenty-fourth day of 
July, nineteen hundrea and five: Provided^ however^ That this Act 
shall in no wi^ be construed as a waiver on the part of the Govern- 
ment of the Philippine Islands of any of its rights under said con- 
tract, or as a waiver of its contention that the question of liability for 
such damages under the said contract is a Question to be finally de- 
cided by the officer in charge of the port worKs, or as a waiver oi any 
other defense which it may have at the time of the passage of this 
Act. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 6, 1906. 



[No. 1541.] 

AN ACT Transferring the Division of Ethnology from the Bureau of Education 
to the Bureau of Science and repealing paragraph (6) of section twenty- 
three of the Reorganization Act 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The administrative control and supervision of the Divi- 
sion of Ethnology, Bureau of Education, together with all officers and 
employees now provided by law for that division, and all property 
thereof, are hereby transferred to the Bureau of Science, and the 
Division of Ethnology shall hereafter be known and considered as a 
division of the Bureau of Science. The balance of appropriations 
under the Bureau of Education for salaries and wages oi the Division 
of Ethnology and of the appropriation for the purchase of ethno- 
logical museum specimens and manuscripts is hereby transferred to 
and made a part of the appropriations of the Bureau of Science for 
the said division. 

Sec. 2. Paragraph (6) of section twenty-three of Act Numbered 
Fourteen hundred and seven, known as the Reorganization Act, is 
hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty -sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on November first, nineteen hun- 
dred and six. 

Enacted, October 6, 1906. 



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[No. 1542.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the municipal council of the municipality of Iba, Province 
of Zambales, to vacate that portion of Calle Bugallon lying between Calles 
Rizal and Padre Burgos, and to cede the same to the Province of Zambales as 
a site for a provincial high school. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philipp-ine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. That portion of Calle Bugallon lying between Calles 
Rizal and Padre Burgos, in the municipality of iba. Province of 
2iambales, being no longer necessary for public use, and it being 
manifestly to the interest of the puolic that the land now occupied 
by the same be used as a site for a provincial high school, the munici- 
pal council of Iba is hereby authorized to declare at an end the public 
use to which, such portion of Calle Bugallon has been .devotea, and 
to cede the same to the Province of Zambales as a site for a provincial 
high school. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 17, 1906. 



[No. 1543.] 

AN ACT Changing the name of the municipality of Namacpacan in the Province 
of La Union, to that of Luna. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
ComTTiission^ that: 

Section 1. Upon request of the municipal council of the munici- 
pality of Namacpacan, Province of La Union, approved and recom- 
mendfed by the provincial board of the Province of La Union, the 
name of said municipality is hereby changed to that of Luna. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 18, 1906. 



[No. 1544.] 

AN ACT Exempting from internal-revenue taxes all timber and other forest 
products for use in the actual construction and equipment of certain railway 
lines in the Philippine Islands. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 
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ever group they may belong, when cut or gathered under proper 
licenses issued by the Bureau of Forestry for use (and which shall, 
in fact, be so used) in the construction and equipment of the railways 
undertaken by the grantees under Acts Xumoered Fourteen hundred 
and ninety-seven and Fifteen hundred and ten, pursuant to authority 
conferred by said Acts, shall be exempt from all internal-revenue 
taxes prescribed by Act Numbered Eleven hundred and eighty-nine, 
as amended, upon the presentation to the Collector of Internal Reve- 
nue, or his authorized agent, of a certificate in writing, in the form 
to be prescribed by the Collector of Internal Revenue, and signed by 
the representative or duly authorized agent of the railway company 
purchasing the timber or other forest products. The certificate shall 
show, in substance, that the material for which this exemption is 
sought is to be used in the construction and equipment of a line of 
railroad between certain points, naming the same; that no other use 
or disposition of the material will be made or permitted ; and that if 
any other use or disposition thereof shall be contemplated, immediate 
notice thereof shall be given to the Collector of Internal Revenue, and 
the material in question be held subject to his order. 

Sec. 2. The exemptions provided by this Act shall not be construed 
to extend or apply to materials of any kind purchased from funds 
other than those of a railway company mentioned in section one 
hereof, or of one of its contractors or subcontractors, nor to materials 
which are intended for the personal use of officers or employees of 
any such company, contractor or subcontractor, whether the same are 
purchased from funds of such company, contractor, or subcontractor 
or not. 

Sec. 3. The provisions of this Act shall not apply or extend to 
any railway line, nor to any materials therefor, after the line shall 
have once been officially declared to be constructed and equipped. 

Sec. 4. Any company or corporation violating any of the provi- 
sions of this Act or any of the terms of the certificate prescribed in 
section one hereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than double 
the amount of the taxes provided by law upon the timber or other 
forest products which may be the subject of the violation, and not 
more tnan ten times the amount thereof in the discretion of the 
court; any officer, representative, agent, or employee of any com- 
pany or corporation, or any other person, violating any of the pro- 
visions of this Act or any of the terms of the certificate prescribed 
in section one hereof shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and 
shall be punished bv imprisonment for not less than one nor more 
than six months or by the fine above prescribed, or both, in the dis- 
cretion of the court. 

Sec. 5. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 18, 1906. 



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[No. 1545.] 

AN ACT To amend the provincial government act, numbered eighty-three, by 
reorganizing the provincial boards, and by abolishing the position of provincial 
secretary, and for other purposes. 

By authority of the United States^ he it endcted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The provincial boards of all provinces organized under 
Act Numbered Eighty-three, as amended, shall hereafter be composed 
of the provincial governor, the provincial treasurer, and a third mem- 
ber to be chosen in the manner prescribed, or to be prescribed, by 
law for provincial governors, except in the case of vacancies as 
hereinafter provided for, and subject to confirmation, and to sus- 

Sension or removal, by the Oovemor-General, under the same con- 
itions as prescribed for provincial governors. The qualifications 
of a candidate for election as the third member of a provincial board 
shall be the same as those now required for the office of provincial 
governor, and upon his election and confirmation such third member 
^all hold office for a term equal to that for which the governor is 
elected : Provided^ That on or after the date this Act takes effect, 
and until the next regular provincial election, such third member 
shall be appointed by the Governor-General, with the consent of the 
Philippine Commission, to hold office until the said election, and 
until his successor is chosen and qualified in the manner herein pre- 
scribed: And provided further^ That whenever, in the opinion or the 
Governor-General, the same may be necessary or advisable for the 
public interests, he may, with the approval of the Philippine C!om- 
mission, declare that no election shall be held for a third member of 
the provincial board, fully setting forth his reasons for such action, 
and in such case the Governor-General may make an appointment to 
the office, with the approval of the Philippine Commission: And 
provided further^ That if in any case the Governor-General shall 
decline to confirm the person elected, he shall order a new election and 
shall fix the time for the holding thereof. If the Governor-General 
shall decline to confirm the person elected at the second election he 
shall, with the consent of the Philippine Commission, appoint some 
suitable person, who shall be a citizen of the United States or of the 
Philippine Islands, resident in the Philippine Islands, as the third 
member of the board: And vrovided further^ That, whenever the 
office of third member of the ooard becomes vacant during the term 
by death, removal, resignation, or other cause, the vacancy shall be 
filled by appointment made by the Governor-General, with the con- 
sent of the Philippine Commission. 

Sec. 2. It shall not be necessary for the third member of the 

f)rovincial board to reside at the capital of the province or to estab- 
ish an office in the provincial building, but he shall be required to 
l>e present at the sessions of the board and to perform his duties as 
a member thereof : Provided^ however. That by a unanimous resolu- 
tion of the provincial board, setting forth the grounds upon which 
it is adopted, and approved by the Governor-General, such third 
member may, for the time specified in said resolution, be required 
to perform the duties of provincial treasurer, or any ministerial 
duty required by the board. 

Sec. 3. The third member of the provincial board shall receive 
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of not less than five nor more than fifteen pesos for each day of 
actual attendance at the sessions of the board. When designated 
to perform other official duties as above provided, such third member 
shall be entitled, upon unanimous resolution of the provincial board, 
to receive for each day that he shall be actuaUv occupied with of- 
ficial duties such compensation as may be fixecf in said resolution, 
not exceeding the maximum compensation hereinbefore prescribed: 
Provided^ That on no one day shall more than one compensation be 
allowed to such third member. The per diem of the third member, 
when fixed by the provincial board, shall not be altered more than 
once during each fiscal year. 

Sec. 4. The position of provincial secretary is hereby abolished 
and the employees of his office are hereby transferred to the office 
of the provincial governor : Provided^ however^ That the provincial 
secretary may on recommendation of the provincial board, with 
the approval of the Governor-General, be continued in office until 
the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and six. The 
provincial governor shall, by an executive order, designate an em- 
ployee or employees of his office to perform the duties heretofore 
performed by the provincial secretary, including those of recorder 
of the provincial board. In case the provincial governor shall 
certify that no employee in his office is competent to perform said 
duties, and the Bureau of Civil Service shall certify that its eligible 
list contains the name of no person who will accept the appoint- 
ment for the salary allowed, the provincial governor may, with the 
approval of the Governor-General, appoint some person who is 
not in the classified civil service, or he may perform such duties 
personally should he so elect: And provided further^ That a pro- 
vincial secretary holding office on the date or the passage of this 
Act shall be eligible to appointment to any position m the classified 
civil service at a salarv not exceeding the salary now received by him. 

Sec. 5. Whenever for any reason the provincial governor finds 
it necessary to absent himself from the province or is under tem- 
porary disability, or for any other reason is unable to perform his 
official duties, the duties or the provincial governor shall be per- 
formed either by the third member of the provincial board or by the 
provincial treasurer, as the provincial governor may elect, and 
subject to change by him in his discretion. During the period of 
such absence, sickness, or other disability of the provincial governor, 
the member temporarily charged with the duties of his office shall 
preside at the meetings of the provincial board: Provided^ That 
when the provincial governor is absent from the capital of the 
province, but within the limits- of the province, it snail be dis- 
cretionary with him whether or not he shall designate a temporary 
successor. 

Sec. 6. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
six, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect on November fifteenth, nine- 
teen hundred and six. 

Enacted, October 20, 1906. 



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[No. 1546.] 

AN ACT Making appropriations for sundry expenses of the municipal govern- 
ment of the city of Manila for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and seven. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The following sums, or so much thereof as may be 
respectively necessary, are hereby appropriated, out of any funds in 
the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in part compensa- 
tion for the service of the municipal government of the city of Manila 
for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, 
and thereafter until expended, unless otherwise stated : 

MUNICIPAL BOARD. 

Salaries and wages. Municipal. Board: President, at ten thousand 
pesos per Tinnum, and three members, at nine thousand pesos per 
annum each. 

Secretary's office : 

Secretary, at six thousand five hundred pesos per annum ; two em- 
ployees, class six ; three employees, class seven ; one employee, class 
nine ; one employee. Class C ; one employee. Class E ; two employees. 
Class J ; three messengers, at three himdred and sixty pesos per annum 
each. 

Disbursing office : 

Disbursing officer, at five thousand five hundred pesos per annum ; 
one employee, at three thousand nine hundred pesos per annum ; one 
employee, class six ; one etoployee, class eight ; one employee. Class A ; 
one messenger, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum : Pro- 
vided, That the salary of the employee authorized above at three thou- 
sand nine hundred pesos per annum shall be payable from funds 
appropriated for expenditure under the department of sewer and 
waterworks construction. 
Advisory Board: 

Authorized fees of twelve members, not to exceed six thousand 
two hundred and forty pesos; secretary, at three thousand two 
hundred pesos per annum: Provided, That the secretary of the 
Advisory Board may be required to perform additional official duties 
in the discretion of the president without extra compensation. 

For hire of temporary employees from July first, nineteen hun- 
dred and six. 

Total for salaries and wages, eighty-nine thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses, MvnicipaT Board: For contingent expenses, 
including repair of office furniture and purchase of supplies; adver- 
tising; cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding; 
official transportation; music; maintenance of prisoners; care of 
injured and sick paupers; premiums on official bonds; refund of 
fines illegally imposed for violation of water ordinances; burial 
of pauper dead ; aecorations of public buildings and other necessary 
expenses incident to public celebrations; one hundred and fourteen 
thousand pesos. 

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LAW DEPARTMENT. 

Salaries and wagea^ law department: 
Office of city attorney : 

City attorney, at seven thousand pesos per annum; assistant city 
attorney, at four thousand pesos per annum ; one clerk, class eight ; 
one clerk, class ten ; one clerk. Class A ; one messenger, at two hun- 
dred and forty pesos per annum. 
Office of sneriflf : 

Sheriff, at six thousand pesos per annum; one deputy, class eight; 
one deputy, class nine ; one deputy, Class C ; two deputies. Class H ; 
two deputies. Class J; two deputies, at three hundred and sixty 
pesos per annum each ; two clerks. Class H ; two employees, Class J ; 
one employee, at sixty-seven pesos and fifty centavos per month; 
one employee, at sixty pesos per month; six laborers, at twenty 
pnesos per month each: Provided^ That the office of sheriff of the 
city or Manila, as now organized, be discontinued upon December 
thirty-first, nineteen hundred and six, and thereafter the powers 
and duties of the office shall be assumed and performed ex officio by 
the clerk of the Court of First Instance for the city of Manila to 
whom shall be transferred on that date all funds, property, records, 
and unfinished business pertaining to said office of sheriff, and it 
is hereby made the duty of all members of the police department of 
the city of Manila to serve, within the police limits of the city of 
Minila, criminal process of the courts : And provided further^ That 
the personnel of the office of sheriff of the city of Manila, beginning 
January first, nineteen hundred and seven, shall be as follows : One 
deputy, class nine ; one deputy. Class D ; one deputy, Class F ; two 
deputies^ Class H; one deputy, Class J; one cleric, Olass H; for the 
hire of janitors and laborers, not to exceed nine hundred and sixty 
pesos for the six months ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and seven ; and for additional compensation to the clerk of the Court 
of First Instance as ex officio sheriff of the city of Manila, at the rate 
of one thousand pesos per annum. 
Municipal court: 

Judge, at seven thousand pesos per annum ; clerk of court, class 
eight; one interpreter, Class A; two deputy clerks. Class D; one 
messenger, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum. 
Office of register of deeds: 

Register of deeds, at four thousand pesos per annum; one clerk. 
Class D; two clerks. Class G; two clerks, Class H; two clerks. Class 
I ; one messenger, at three hundred pesos per annum. 
Justice of the peace courts : 

Two justices of the peace, at two thousand pesos per annum each ; 
two clerks, Class I; two clerks, at two hundred ana forty pesos per 
annum each: Provided^ That the existing offices of justice of the 
peace for the city of Manila are hereby abolished and said courts 
shall cease and determine upon the thirty-first day of December, 
nineteen hundred and six, and there is hereby created to begin on 
January first, nineteen hundred and seven, one court of justice of 
the peace for the city of Manila having the same jurisdiction and 
powers now possessed by said courts. Tne justice or such new court 
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consent of the Philippine Commission, and shall hold office at his 
pleasure. The records and documents of said courts shall be deliv- 
ered into the custody of the new justice, and cases pending on Decem- 
ber thirty-first, nineteen hundred and six, before the courts abolished 
shall be transferred by virtue of this Act to the new court on Janu- 
ary first, nineteen hundred and seven, and thereafter the new court 
shall exercise the same jurisdiction over said cases as would the 
original justice of the peace courts had they not been abolished: 
And provided further^ That the personnel of the justice of the peace 
court, beginning January first, nineteen hundred and seven, shall be 
as follows : Justice of the peace, at two thousand four hundred pesos 
per annum ; one clerk, at seven hundred and twenty pesos per annum ; 
one clerk, at three hundred pesos per annum. 

For the hire of temporary employees. 

Total for salaries and wages, seventy thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ law department: For contingent expenses, 
including purchase of office supplies and repair of furniture; adver- 
tising; cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding; 
official transportation ; interpreters', registers', translators', and other 
authorized fees ; revenue stamps ; court fees in proceedings conducted 
in the, names of private parties to enable the city to purchase land 
for public use in cases where the owners of such land have not suffi- 
cient means to pay fees ; and incidental expenses ; nine thousand and 
twenty-five pesos. 

Salaries and wagea^ office of the prosecuting attorney: Prosecuting 
attorney, at eight thousand pesos per annum; first assistant prose- 
cuting attorney, at five thousand pesos per annum; second assistant 
prosecuting attorney, at four thousand pesos per annum ; third assist- 
ant prosecuting attorney, at three thousand six hundred pesos per 
annum ; one clerk, class seven ; one clerk, class eight ; one clerk, class 
nipe; one clerk, class ten; one clerk. Class B; one clerk. Class F; 
one messenger, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum ; and for 
hire of temporary employees ; thirty thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ office of the prosecuting attorney: For con- 
tingent expenses, including repair of office furniture and purchase of 
supplies; cablegrams; postage and tele^ams; printing and binding; 
omcial transportation ; court costs in criminal cases in Court of First 
Instance; for the expenses of indigent witnesses, and for securing 
testimony and the presence in Manila of such witnesses in criminal 
cases from the provinces; and incidental expenses; sevea thousand 
nine hundred and seventy-five pesos. 

In all, for the law department, one hundred and seventeen thousand 
pesos. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Salaries and wages^ -fire department: Chief, at six thousand pesos 
per annum; city electrician, at four thousand five hundred pesos 
per annum; deputy chief, at three thousand six hundred pesos per 
annum; chief engineer, at three thousand pesos per annum; one 
mechanic, at two thousand one hundred and sixty pesos per anum; 
two linemen, at two thousand six hundred pesos per annum each; 
four linemen. Class H; eight captains, at two thousand eight hun- 
dred pesos per annum each; thirteen lieutenants, at two thousand 
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thousand nine hundred and thirty-four pesos : Provided^ That the pay 
of engineers, first class, shall be at the rate of two thousand four hun- 
dred pesos per annum each for the first year of service, and may be at 
the rate o£ two thousand six hundred pesos per annum each lor the 
second and succeeding years; nine engineers, second class, ten thou- 
sand one hundred and eighty pesos: Provided^ That the pay of engi- 
neers, second class, shall be at the rate of nine hundred ana sixty pesos 
per annum each for the first year of service, and may be at the rate 
of one thousand two hundred pesos per annum each for the second 
and succeeding years ; forty-five firemen, first class, ninety-one thou- 
sand eight hundred and twenty pesos: Provided^ That the pay of 
firemen, first class, shall be at the rate of one thousand eight hunared 
pesos per annum each for the first year of service, and may be at the 
rate or two thousand pesos per annum each for the second year, two 
thousand one hundred and sixty pesos per annum each for the third 
year, and two thousand two hundred and eighty pesos per annum 
each for the fourth and succeeding years ; fifty firemen, second class, 
thirty-four thousand three hundred and sixty pesos: Provided^ That 
the pay of firemen, second class, shall be at the rate of four hundred 
and eighty pesos per annum each for the first year of service, and may 
be at the rate oi six hundred pesos per annum each for the second 
year, six hundred and sixty pesos per annum each for the third year, 
and seven hundred and twenty pesos per annum each for the fourth 
and succeeding years : And provided further^ That in computing the 
service of firemen^ credit for previous service in the police depart- 
ment, city of Manila, may be allowed to employees transferred to the 
fire department ; chief clerk, at three thousand pesos per annum ; one 
clerk, class eight ; and for hire of temporary employees ; two hundred 
and thirty-six thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ fire department: For contingent expenses, 
including repair of office furniture and the purchase and repair of 
station apparatus, furniture and supplies; advertising; cablegrams; 
postage and telegrams; printing and binding; official transporta- 
tion; purchase of horses, harness, hose, parts for apparatus and 
small equipment; electrical apparatus, supplies and tools, including 
those necessary for maintenance of alarm system; forage; horse- 
shoeing; fuel; and incidental expenses; fifty- four thousand pesos. 

In all, for the fire department, two hundred and ninety thousand 
pesos. 

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. 

Salaries and wages^ department of police: Chief, at seven thou- 
sand pesos per annum; assistant chief, at five thousand pesos per 
annum ; six captains, at four thousand pesos per annum each. 
Office force: 

One clerk, class six; one clerk, class seven; one clerk, at three 
thousand pesos per annum ; two clerks, class eight ; two clerks, class 
nine; three clerks. Class A; one clerk, Class E; one clerk. Class F; 
three messengers, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum each. 
Secret service force : 

One chief of secret service, at six thousand pesos per annum; 
two detectives, at four thousand pesos per annum each; one detect- 
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ive, at three thousand pesos per annum; one detective, at two 
thousand eight hundred pesos per annum; five detectives, at two 
thousand four hundred pesos per annum each; two detectives, at 
two thousand pesos per annum each; one detective, at one thou- 
sand eight hundred pesos per anniun; three detectives, at one 
thousand two hundred pesos per annum each; three detectives, at 
nine hundred and sixty pesos per annum each; six detectives, at 
four hundred and eighty pesos per annum each. 
First-class police: 

Thirty-two sergeants, at two thousand six hundred -pesos per 
annum each; one hundred and sixty-eight patrohnen, not to exceed 
three hundred and fifty-two thousand eight hundred pesos: Pro- 
vided^ That the pay of patrolmen, first class, shall be at the rate of 
one thousand eight hundred pesos per annum each for the first 
year of service, two thousand pesos per annum each for the second 
year, two thousand one hundred and sixty pesos per annum each 
tor the third year, and two thousand two hundred and eighty pesos 
per annimi each for the fourth and succeeding years. 
Second and third class police : 

Sixteen sergeants, at one thousand two hundred pesos per annum 
each; two hundred and eighty-four patrolmen, not to exceed one 
hundred and seventy thousand four hundred pesos: Provided^ That 
the pay of patrolmen, second class, shall be at the rate of six 
hundred pesos per annum each for the first year of service, seven 
hundred and firty pesos per annum each for the second year, eight 
hundred and twenty-four pesos per annum each for the third year, 
and nine hundred pesos per annum each for the fourth and succeed- 
ing years : And provided further^ That the pay of patrolmen, third 
class, shall be at the rate of four hundred and eighty pesos per 
annum each for the first year of service, six hundred pesos per annum 
each for the second year, six hundred and sixty pesos per annum each 
for the third year, and seven hundred and twenty pesos per annum 
each for the fourth and succeeding years. 
Miscellaneous : 

For the hire of labor at the public pound, not to exceed one 
thousand and eighty pesos; for maintenance of alarm system; and 
for hire of temporary employees. 

Total for salaries and wages, seven hundred and ninety-five thou- 
sand five hundred pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ department of police: For contingent ex- 
penses, including the repair of office and station furniture and 
purchase of supplies; advertising; cablegrams, postage and tele- 
grams; printing and binding; official transportation; alarm system 
apparatus and supplies; care and subsistence of prisoners confined 
in police stations; subsistence of animals in public pound; rents 
for buildings; fund to be used, subject to the provisions of Act 
Numbered Eight hundred and four, in securing information, pho- 
tographs of criminals, subsistence, vehicle hire and traveling ex- 
penses of detectives, decoys and prisoners working outside the limits 
of the city of Manila ; for the purchase of materials for uniforms ; 
and incidental expenses; forty-two thousand pesos: Provided^ That 
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the uniformed force for their personal use, receipts from such 
sales to be deposited to the credit of this appropriation and to be 
avaliable for expenditure in accordance with its provisions, and in 
addition thereto. 

In all, for the department of police, eight hundred and thirty-seven 
thousand five hundred pesos. 

DEPARTMENT OP CITT SCHOOLS. 

Salaries and wages^ department of city schools: 
Office force : 

One clerk, class six ; one clerk. Class D. 
Day-school teachers : 

Five teachers. Class C; four teachers, at one thousand three hun- 
dred and twenty pesos per annum each; five teachers. Class D; nine 
teachers, Class E ; twenty-four teachers, Class F ; fifty-six teachers. 
Class G; fifty-three teachers, Class H; thirty teachers, Class I; 
seventy-five teachers. Class J, from October third, nineteen hundred 
and six. 

Night-school teachers : 

Seven principals at four pesos per night each ; and forty-five teach- 
ers, at three pesos per night each, not to exceed an aggregate of 
twenty-three tnousand seven hundred and ninety-seven pesos. 
Miscellaneous : 

For the hire of janitors and other necessary laborers, not to exceed 
nine thousand three hundred and forty pesos; and for hire of tem- 
porary employees. 

Total for salaries and wages, two hundred and twenty -three thou- 
sand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ department of city schools: For contingent 
expenses, including the purchase and repair of office and school "furni- 
ture and supplies; advertising; cablegrams; postage and telegrams; 
printing and binding; official transportation; supplies for instruc- 
tion in domestic science and manual trades; rent or buildings; jani- 
tors' supplies ; and incidental expenses ; sixty-nine thousand pesos. 

In all, for the department of city schools, two hundred and ninety- 
two thousand pesos. 

DEPARTMENT OF ASSESSMENTS AND COLLECTIONS. 

Salaries and wages ^ department of assessments and collections: 
For reimbursement to the Insular Government on account of expenses 
incident and necessarv to the collection of city taxes by the ^Bureau 
of Internal Revenue auring the twelve months ending June thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and seven; eighty-two thousand pesos. 

Continaent expenses^ department of assessments and collections: 
For reimbursement to the Insular Government on account of expenses 
incident and necessary to the collection of city taxes by the Bureau 
of Internal Revenue auring the twelve months ending June thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and seven ; eighteen thousand pesos. 

Tax refunds^ department of assessments and collections: For re- 
fund of taxes and licenses, or parts thereof, erroneously collected, the 
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with law, seven thousand five hundred pesos : Provided^ That refunds 
made in pursuance of this appropriation shall be charged in whole 
to the city of Manila. 

In all, for the department of assessments and collections, one hun- 
dred and seven thousand five hundred pesos. 

DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS. 

Salaries and wages^ department of engineering and public works: 

General office : 
City engineer, at nine thousand pesos per annum ; first assistant 
city engineer, at five thousand pesos per annum ; superintendent of 
buildings and illumination, at five thousand pesos per annum ; two 
second assistant city engineers, at three thousand six hundred pesos 
per annum each; chief clerk, class five; property clerk, class six; 
one clerk, class seven ; one clerk. Class C ; one clerk, Class D ; one 
inspector of plumbing, class six; one inspector of buildings, class 
seven ; one mechanic, class nine ; one building inspector, class nine ; 
one building inspector, class ten ; one building inspector. Class C ; one 
building inspector. Class D ; one clerk. Class C ; one clerk^ Class G ; 
two clerks, Class I ; and for hire of temporary building inspectors, 
telephone apparatus, mechanics and other labor as may oe necessary 
for the mamtenance and repair of public buildings. 

Water supply and sewers : 
Superintendent, at five thousand pesos per annum; inspector of 
boilers and machinery, class six; assistant engineer, class eight; 
chief inspector, class nine ; chief engineer at pumping station. Class 
B; two foremen, class nine; one foreman, class 10; one assistant 
engineer at pumping station, at one thousand five hundred and sixty 
pesos per annum; one foreman, water supply shops, Class C; six 
meter inspectors. Class D ; one clerk. Class D ; one junior draftsman. 
Class H; one clerk. Class I; one clerk. Class J; and for hire of 
assistant engineers at pumping station, foremen, mechanics, and other 
labor as may be necessary. 

Drafting and surveys : 
Assistant engineer, class seven; surveyor, at three thousand 
pesos per annum; transitman, class nine; two junior draftsmen. 
Class G; one junior draftsman. Class H; one junior draftsman. 
Class I; and for hire of axmen, chainmen, rodmen, and other labor 
as may be necessary. 

Street construction and bridges : 
Superintendent, at five thousand pesos per annum; two in- 
spectors, class eight; two inspectors, class nine; one foreman, class 
nme; one launch* master, class nine, until December thirty-first, 
nineteen hundred and six ; one clerk, class ten ; one clerk Class C ; 
one clerk, Class I; and for hire oi foremen, launch officers and 
crews, mechanics, divers, and other labor as may be necessary; and 
for subsistence allowance of launch crews, at twenty centavos per 
diem each employee when necessary. 

City repair shops : 
One superintendent and property clerk, class six; one clerk, class 
eight; one foreman, class eignt; three mechanics, class nine; one 
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Class B; one clerk, Class C; and for hire of mechanics and other 
labor as may be necessary : Provided^ That the positions authorized 
under the foregoing head, " city repair shops," shall be discontinued 
on or before December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and six^ 

For hire of temporary employees. 

Total for salaries and wages, four hundred and four thousand 
pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ department of engineering and public 
works: For contingent expenses, including the purchase of office 
supplies and repair of office furniture; advertising; cablegrams; 
postage and telegrams; printing and binding; official transporta- 
tion ; purchase of tools and miscellaneous supplies; repairs to bridges 
and operation of Binondo Lift Bridge; purchase and supply of 
materials for the maintenance of streets and roads; purcnase of 
coal, oil, and waste; repairs to pumping machinery and boilers; 
repair of Santolan road and transportation of supplies to pumping 
station; cleaning and repair of drains and sewers; repairs to 
launches and equipment; repair and maintenance of public build- 
ings; electrical service for parks, public buildings, and streets, 
including telephone service and purchase of minor electrical sup- 
plies; rents; janitors' supplies; purchase of pitch for use in street 
repairs : Provided^ That no surcharge shall be made by the Bureau 
of Supply for its intervention in such purchase; and incidental 
expenses; four hundred and four thousand five hundred pesos: 
Provided^ That broken stone for street construction and repair shall 
be obtained from the city's quarry, or by purchase, as may be more 
economical. 

In all, for the department of engineering and public works, five 
hundred and forty- four thousand pesos: Provided^ That the pro- 
ceeds of all receipts by or on account of the department of engineer- 
ing and public works, beginning as of date Julv first, nineteen 
hundred and six, shall be deposited to the credit of this appropria- 
tion and be available for expenditure in addition to the amounts 
hereinbefore appropriated: Provided further^ That the total ex- 
penditures on account of the department of engineering and public 
works during the fiscal year shall not exceed the sum of eight hun- 
dred and eight thousand five hundred pesos except with the approval 
of the Philippine Commission first had. 

DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION AND TRANSPORTATION. 

Salaries and wages ^ department of sanitation and transportation: 
Chief, at five thousand five hundred pesos per annum, with quarters 
in kind ; one assistant chief, class six ; one superintendent of sanita- 
tion, class seven, with quarters in kind ; one veterinary surgeon, class 
seven, with quarters in kind; one superintendent of transportation, 
class eight, with quarters in kind; one clerk, class nine; one super- 
intendent of cemeteries, class nine, with quarters in kind ; one super- 
intendent of parks, class nine; two stable foremen, class nine, with 
?uarters in kind; one clerk, Class K\ one clerk. Class C; one clerk, 
!lass D ; four clerks. Class G ; two clerks. Class I. 

Market and street cleaning: 
For hire of one foreman, at not to exceed seven pesos per diem; 
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barge Pluto^ at not to exceed seven pesos per diem, with allowance of 
one peso per diem for subsistence; one chief engineer, steam barge 
Pluto^ at not to exceed seven pesos per diem, with allowance of one 
peso per diem for subsistence; one assistant engineer, steam barge 
Pluto,, at not to exceed three pesos and twenty -five centavos per diem, 
with allowance of thirty centavos per diem for subsistence; and 
necessary petty officers and crew, including subsistence allowance of 
thirty centavos per diem each, as may be necessary. 
Maintenance of parks: 

For hire of foremen, mechanics, and labor, as may be necessary. 
Maintenance of cemeteries : 

For hire of one foreman, at not to exceed two pesos and fifty 
centavos per diem, and labor as may be necessary. 
Land transportation : 

For hire of one foreman, at not to exceed seven pesos per diem; 
additional foremen, mechanics, mechanic helpers, teamsters, watch- 
men, drivers, and labor, as may be necessary. 

For hire of temporary employees. 

Total for salaries and wages, nve hundred thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses, department of sanitation and transporta- 
tion: For contingent expenses, including the purchase and repair 
of office furniture and supplies; advertising; cablegrams; postage 
and telegrams; printing and binding; purchase of animals^ vehicles, 
harness, pails, and other apparatus necessary to maintam equip- 
ment; purchase of hose, tools, and miscellaneous small equipment; 
purchase of gravel, pipe, sand, stone, and like materials; purchase 
of disinfectants, steam barge supplies, brooms, paint, and miscel- 
laneous supplies; purchase of forage; purchase of fuel; repairs to 
bancas, barges, crematories, vehicles, and miscellaneous ecjuipment; 
rents; for subsistence of animals in public pound; and incidental 
expenses ; two hundred and seventy thousand pesos. 

In all, for the department of sanitation and transportation, five 
hundred and ninety-five thousand pesos: Provided, That the pro- 
ceeds of all receipts by or on account of the department of sanita- 
tion and transportation, beginning as of date July first, nineteen 
hundred and six, shall be deposited to the credit or this appropria- 
tion and be available for expenditure in addition to the amounts 
hereinbefore appropriated: Provided further^ That the total ex- 
penditures on account of the department of sanitation and trans- 
Eortation during the fiscal year shall not exceed the sum of seven 
undred and seventy thousand pesos except with the approval of 
the Philippine Commission first had. 

PUBLIC WORKS. 

For the straightening and widening of streets as may be necessary 
to meet obligations heretofore incurred, forty-one thousand one hun- 
dred and forty -eight pesos and eiffhty centavos: Provided, That this 
appropriation shall not be available for expenditure for any other 
purpose than for the payment of amounts due prior to June thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and seven, as set forth in communications from the 
Municipal Board, dated October twelfth and eighteenth, nineteen 
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fully settled, incurred on account of the widening and extension of 
streets. 

For the erection of permanent street monuments, one thousand 
pesos. 

In all for public works, forty -two thousand one hundred and forty- 
eight pesos and eighty centavos. 

Total of appropriations for all purposes, three million twenty -eight 
thousand one hundred and forty -eight pesos and eighty centavos: 
Provided^ That with the approval of the Secretary of Finance and 
Justice, the Municipal Board may direct the Auditor to transfer 
funds from the appropriation for salaries and wages to that for con- 
tingent exfjenses, and vice versa, within any department when the 
public service so demands. 

Sec. 2. In all cases in which provision for a position or employment 
heretofore provided by law is not made by this Act, such position or 
employment is hereby authorized from July first, nineteen hundred 
and six, until not later than fifteen days after the passage of this Act, 
and any funds appropriated for salaries and wages for the depart- 
ment or office to which the position or employment pertains are 
hereby made available for payment of the services rendered. 

Sec. 3. Upon the approval of the Municipal Board first had, a 
vacancy in a position of any class may be filled by the appointment 
of one person or more of a lower class : Provided^ That the aggregate 
of salaries paid is not greater than the salary authorized by law for 
that position. 

Sec. 4. All positions and employments authorized by this Act, the 
compensations of which are not stated at a per annum rate, shall be 
in the unclassified service, and no privileges provided by Act Num- 
bered One thousand and forty shall accrue to appointees to such posi- 
tions: Provided^ That all appointments and separations above the 
grade of semiskilled laborer under the provisions of this section shall 
be reported to the Bureau of Civil Service by the proper chief of de- 
partment or office in case of discharge, stating reasons therefor: And 
provided further^ That unless otherwise authorized by law, no pay- 
ment shall be made for overtime work. 

Sec. 5. The Secretary of Finance and Justice may, in his dis- 
cretion, commute accrued leave of absence to persons entitled thereto, 
and authorize payment of the amount so accrued in a gross sum from 
the appropriation from which their salaries should properly be paid. 

Sec. 6. The appropriations hereinbefore made for each department 
or office shall be available for payment of authorized commutations 
of accrued leave of absence of the officers and employees thereof, and 
for payment of such expenses as may accrue to such departments and 
offices by reason of the operations of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred 
and nine. 

Sec. 7. Unclassified employees of the municipal government, in- 
cluding laborers, who are injured in clear line of duty, may, in the 
discretion of the Municipal Board and with the approval of the 
Secretary of Finance ana Justice, continue to receive their re^lar 
compensation during the period of disability, not exceeding ninety 
days: Provided^ That the Secretary of Finance and Justice may, in 
his discretion, authorize payment of medical attendance, necessary 
transportation, and hospital fees for officers and employees injured 
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appropriation for " general purposes " when the department or office 
concerned has an available appropriation for contingent expenses or 
public works, as the case may be. from which such payment can be 
made, nor shall the provisions or this section be construed to cover 
sickness as distinguished from physical wounds. 

Sec. 8. All balances remaining unexpended when any public works 
or permanent improvements appropriated for by this Act are com- 
pleted and accounts settled shall be returned at once to the Treasury 
of the Philippine Islands and shall not thereafter be available for 
withdrawal or disbursement under this Act. 

Sec. 9. The provisions of the first paragraph of section three of 
Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, providing the manner in 
which withdrawals of moneys appropriated in said Act shall be 
made, are hereby made applicable to the withdrawal of money appro- 
priated under this Act. 

Sec. 10. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
appropriation bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in 
accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of 
procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed 
September twentv-sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 11. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 20, 1906. 



[No. 1547.] 

AN ACT Appropriating the sum of one million eight hundred and thirty-four 
thousand pesos from the funds realized from the sale of bonds authorized by 
Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and twenty-three, for the purpose of con- 
structing sewers in the city of Manila and to furnish it with an adequate 
sewer and drainage system and supply of water. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The following sums, or so much thereof as may be 
necessary, are hereby appropriated, out of the funds realized from 
the sale of bonds authorized oy Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and 
twenty-three, for the construction of the proposed sewer and water- 
supply systems in the city of Manila : 

DEPARTMENT OF SEWER AND WATERWORKS CONSTRUCTION. 

For salaries and wages of the chief engineer, at twelve thousand 
pesos per annum ; two principal assistant engineers, at eight thousand 
pesos per annum each ; two assistant engineers, at six thousand pesos 
per annum each ; two assistant engineers, at four thousand pesos per 
annum each ; four assistant engineers, at three thousand six hundred 
pesos per annum each; one chief draftsman, at three thousand six 
nundred pesos per annum ; two levelmen, at two thousand four hun- 
dred pesos per annum each; two draftsmen^ at eight hundred and 
forty pesos per annum each; one clerk. Class F; hire of temporary 
inspectors as may be necessary; reimbursement at the rate or three 
thousand nine hundred pesos per annum to the appropriation " Sal- 
aries and wages. Municipal Board," city of Manila, on account of 
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services rendered by the disbursing office, city of Manila ; hire of labor 
as may be necessary ; and for contingent expenses, including the pur- 
chase and repair of field eauipment, furniture, instruments, supplies, 
and tools; advertising; cablegrams; postage and telegrams; print- 
ing and binding; official transportation; maintenance of road along 
pipe line ; expropriation of property for sites of sewer pumping sta- 
tions; payments on contracts tor sewer construction; payments on 
contracts for waterworks construction; customs duties; and inci- 
dental expenses ; one million eight hundred and thirty-four thousand 
pesos. 

Sec. 2. The provisions of sections two, three, four, five, six, and 
seven of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and forty-six are hereby 
made applicable to the department of sewer and waterworks con- 
struction. 

Sec. 3. The funds appropriated by this Act shall be expended in 
accordance with the provisions of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred 
and twenty-three. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 20, 1906. 



[No. 1548.] 

AN ACT To amend the Provincial Government Act by increasing the power of 
provinces In the matter of appropriation of provincial funds. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commisison^ that: 

Section 1. Section thirteen of the Provincial Government Act, 
Numbered Eighty-three, is hereby amended by striking out para- 
graph {nn) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: 

"(7i?i) To appropriate, in its discretion, moneys from any of its 
funds in excess of all just debts and liabilities falling due within 
the fiscal year, except those funds the use of which is otherwise spe- 
cifically fixed by law, for loans to municipalities of the province, 
under such conditions as to the use of the funds loaned and as to the 
repayment of the loans with interest at three per centum per annum, 
as may be fixed by the provincial board: Provided^ That the entire 
indebtedness of any municipality to which a loan is made shall not, 
inclusive of such loan, exceed five per centum of the assessed valua- 
tion of the property in said municipalitv ; 

" To provide, in its discretion, for the payment from provincial 
funds 01 their regular compensation during the period of their dis- 
ability, not exceeding ninety days, to unclassifiea employees of the 
})rovincial government, including laborers, when said employees or 
aborers are injured in the clear Tine of duty; the neceasary expenses 
of medical attendance, transportation, and hospital fees for such 
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injuries, their reasonable burial expenses may likewise, in the discre- 
tion of the provincial board, be paid from provincial funds; 

" To appropriate moneys accruing to the provincial road and 
bridge fund for the purpose of providing and maintaining wharves, 

Eders, and docks in accordance with plans and specifications furnished 
•y the Bureau of Port Works, and removing obstructions to naviga- 
tion within the limits of the province ; 

" To appropriate moneys irom any of its funds, except those the 
use of which is otherwise specifically fixed by law, for other purposes 
having in view the general welfare of the province and its inhab- 
itants; 

^' Provided^ That no appropriation made pursuant to the provisions 
of this subsection shall be valid or take effect until it shall have been 
approved by the Governor-General, or unless and until thirty days 
after the receipt of due notice thereof by the Governor-General shall 
have passed without the disapproval of the Governor-General having 
been given." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of '^Aii Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 24, 1906. 



[No. 1549.] 

AN ACT Increasing the number of municipalities in the Province of Batangas 
from sixteen to seventeen, by separating from Taal the former municipality 
of Lemery, reconstituting the latter as a municipality, and giving the same 
the territory which It comprised prior to the passage of Act Numl)ered 
Seven hundred and eight. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
ComTfiission^ that: 

Section 1. The sixteen municipalities of the Province of Batangas, 
as established by Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and fourteen, shall, 
in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be increased to seven- 
teen, by separating the former municipality of Lemery from the 
present municipality of Taal. The municipality of Taal shall con- 
sist of its present territory minus that of Lemery, which is hereby 
reconstituted a municipality and shall consist of the territory of 
which it was constituted prior to the passage of Act Numbered 
Seven hundred and eight. 

Sec. 2. The municipal election for the reconstituted municipality 
of Lemery shall be held at the time of the next regular municipal 
elections m the Province of Batangas in accordance with the rules 
contained in Act Numbered Seven hundred and thirty, as amended 
by Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-eight, but the officers 
thus elected shall not take office nor shall the said reconstituted 
municipality come into existence until the first Monday in January 
following said election. The changes herein provided for shall in 
no way interfere with the number of officers to be elected or with 
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municipality of Taal, unless through the operation of this Act the 
class of said municipality, as fixed under section four of the Munici- 
pal Code, is raised or lowered, in which case the number of coun- 
cilors elected shall be as prescribed in Act Numbered Fourteen hun- 
dred and thirty-three. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 25, 1906. 



[No. 1550.] 

AN ACT Consolidating tbe present municipality of Casiguran with the munici- 
pality of Baler, both in the Province of Tayabas, and annexing the barrios 
of Cabnlihan, San Roque. and Calantas with the sitios of Anos and Tubas, of 
the municipality of Qumaea, to the municipality of Pitogo, in the same 
province. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission that: 

Section 1. The municipality of Casiguran, in the Province of 
Tayabas, is hereby annexed to and consolidated with the municipality 
of Baler, in the same province, with the seat of municipal govern- 
ment at the present municipality of Baler. 

Sec. 2. The barrios of Cabulihan, San Roque, and Calantas, with 
the sitios of Anos and Tubas, now a part of the municipality of 
Gumaca, Province of Tayabas, are hereby annexed to and consoli- 
dated with the municipalitv of Pitogo, in the same province. 

Sec. 3. The municipal elections in Baler shall be held in accord- 
ance with the rules contained in Act Numbered Seven hundred and 
thirty, as amended by Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty- 
eight. When the new municipal officials shall have been elected and 
shall have qualified, the present organization of each of the munici- 
palities mentioned in section one of this Act shall be thereby abolished, 
and all oflSces held by virtue of their present organization shall be 
vacant and abolished, so that all the present municipal officials shall 
cease to hold office as soon as the new officials shall have taken the 
oath of office. Until the officials elected for the newly constituted 
municipality of Baler, as described in section one, shall have qualified, 
the present organization of the existing municipalities shall continue. 

Sec. 4. All Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of 
this Act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 5. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 25, 1906. 



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[No. 1551.] 

AN ACT Increasing the number of municipalities in tlie Province of Cavlte 
from eleven to twelve, by separating from Imus the former municipality of 
Bacoor and giving the latter the territory which it comprised prior to the 
passage of Act Numbered Nine hundred and forty-seven. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The eleven municipalities of the Province of Cavite, as 
established by Act Numbered Nine hundred and forty-seven, shall, 
in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be increased to twelve, 
by separating from Imus the former municipality of Bacoor, which is 
hereby reconstituted and shall consist of the territory of which it was 
constituted prior to the passage of said Act Numbered Nine hundred 
and forty-seven. 

Sec. 2. The municipal election for the reconstituted municipality 
of Bacoor shall be held at the time of the next regular elections in 
the Province of Cavite in accordance with the rules contained in Act 
Numbered Seven hundred and thirty, as amended by Act Numbered 
Nine hundred and twenty-eight, but the officials thus elected shall not 
take office nor shall the reconstituted municipality come into exis^t- 
ence until the first Monday in January following said elections. The 
changes herein provided for shall in no way interfere with the number 
of officials to be elected or with the holding in the regular manner of 
the municipal election in the municipality of Imus, unless through the 
operation of this Act the class of said municipality, as fixed under 
section four of the Municipal Code, is raised or lowered, in which case 
the number of councilors elected shall be as prescribed in Act Num- 
bered Fourteen hundred and thirty-three. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeaitea in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 
Enacted, October 25, 1906. 



[No. 1552.] 

AN ACT Requiring Justices of the peace and Judges of Courts of First Instance, 
of the Court of Land Registration, and of municipal courts to certify on their 
applications for leave and upon salary vouchers and pay rolls that all special 
proceedings, applications, petitions, demurrers, motions, and all civil and crim- 
inal cases under submission for decision or determination for a period of 
ninety days or more have been determined and decided on or before the date 
of making such certificate, and providing that no leave shall be granted or 
salary paid until such certificate shall have been made. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Justices of the peace and judges of Courts of First 
Instance, of the Court of Land Registration, and of municipal 
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by Act Numbered Eight hundred and sixty-seven, and upon salary 
vouchers presented by them for pavment, and upon all pay rolfs 
upon which their salaries are paid, that all special proceedings, 
applications, petitions, demurrers, motions, and all civil and crim- 
inal cases which have been under submission for decision or deter- 
mination for a period of ninety days or more have been determined 
and decided on or before the date of making the certificate, and no 
leave shall be granted and no salary shall be paid without such 
certificate. 

In case any special proceeding, application, petition, demurrer, 
motion, civil or criminal case is resuomitted upon the voluntary 
application or consent in writing of all the parties to the case, 
cause, or proceeding, and not otherwise, the ninety days herein pre- 
scribed within which a decision should be made shall begin to run 
from the date of such resubmission. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on December thirty-first, nine- 
teen hundred and six. 

Enacted, October 27, 1906. 



[No. 1553.] 

AN ACT Increasing the number of municipalities in the Province of La Laguna 
from twenty to twenty-one, by separating from Bifian the former municipality 
of San Pedro Tunasan, reconstituting the latter as a municipality, and giving 
to each the territory which it comprised prior to the passage of Act Numbered 
Nine hundred and thirty-nine. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The twenty municipalities of the Province of La La- 
guna, as established by Act Numbered One thousand and eight, shall, 
in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be increased to twenty- 
one, by separating the former municipality of San Pedro Tunasan 
from the present municipality of Binan. The municipality of Bifian 
shall consist of the territory of whi6h it was constituted prior to the 
passage of Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-nine, and the 
municipality of San Pedro Tunasan is hereby reconstituted and shall 
consist of the territory of which it was constituted prior to the pas- 
sage of said Act. 

Sec. 2. The municipal election in the reconstituted municipality of 
San Pedro Tunasan shall be held at the time of the next regular 
municipal elections in the Province of La Laguna in accordance with 
the rules contained in Act Numbered Seven hundred and thirty, as 
amended by Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-eight, but the 
officers thus elected shall not take office nor shall the said reconstituted 
municipality come into existence until the first Monday in January 
following said elections. The changes herein provided for shall in 
no way interfere with the number or officers to be elected or with the 
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nicipality of Biiian, unless through the operation of this Act the 
class of said municipality, as fixed under section four of the Municipal 
Code, is raised or lowered, in which case the number of councilors 
elected shall be as prescribed in Act Numbered Fourteen hundred 
and thirty-three. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 29, 1906. 



[No. 1554.] 

AN ACT Providing for a loan of twenty thousand pesos to the Province of 
Sorsogon for the completion of the provincial high school building of said 
province. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of twenty 
thousand pesos, to be loaned to the Province of Sorsogon. 

Sec. 2. The money appropriated in section one of this Act shall 
be paid to the treasurer of the Province of Sorsogon upon the pro- 
duction and delivery by him to the Insular Treasurer of a certified 
copy of a resolution of the provincial board of the Province of Sor- 
sogon accepting the loan hereinbefore authorized and agreeing to 
repay the same, without interest, in annual installments of one-half 
01^ the total amount, the first installment to be paid on or before 
December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and seven. 

Sec. 3. The money hereby appropriated shall be used in the com- 
pletion of the provincial high school building of the Province of 
Sorsogon, and lor no other purpose, and shall be expended under 
the direction of the provincial board of said province. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws,'^ passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 30, 1906. 

[No. 1555.] 

AN ACT Increasing the number of municipalities In the Province of Tarlac 
from nine, as established by Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty, to ten, 
by making the former municipality of La Paz and the barrio of Lauang- 
cupang, now a part of the municipality of Tarlac, and the barrio of Bantug. 
in the present municipality of Concepci6n, a new municipality. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The nine municipalities of the Province of Tarlac, as 
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accordance with the provisions of this Act, be increased to ten, by 
separating the former municipality of La Paz and the barrio of 
Lauangcupang from the present municipality of Tarlac, and con- 
stituting, with their territories and that of the barrio of Bantug, in 
the present municipality of Concepcion, a new municipality wnich 
shall be known as La Faz, with the seat of municipal government 
at La Paz. 

Sec. 2. The municipal election for the reconstituted municipality 
of La Paz shall be held at the time of the next regular elections in 
the Province of Tarlac in accordance with the rules contained in 
Act Numbered Seven hundred and thirtv, as amended by Act Num- 
bered Nine hundred and twenty-eight, but the officials thus elected 
shall not take office nor shall the reconstituted municipality come into 
existence until the first Mondav in January following said elections. 
The changes herein provided lor shall in no way interfere with the 
number of officials to be elected or with the holding in the regular 
manner of the municipal elections in the municipalities of Tarlac and 
Concepcion, imless through the operation of this Act the class of said 
municipalities as fixed under section four of the Municipal Code is 
raised or lowered, in which case the number of councilors elected shall 
be as prescribed in Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and thirty-three. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage or the same is hereby expedited in accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 30, 1906. 



[No. 1656.] 

AN ACT Increasing the number of municipalities In the province of Panga- 
sinan from thirty-two to forty-one, by reconstituting certain municipalities 
in said province, and giving to each the territory which it comprised prior 
to the passage of Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-one. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. The thirty-two municipalities of the Province of 
Pangasinan shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, 
be increased to forty-one, by separating the former municipalities 
of Aguilar, Alava, Balungao, Natividad, Santa Barbara, Santa 
Maria, San Manuel, San Jacinto, and Urbiztondo, from the present 
municipalities of Salasa, San Fabian, Rosales, San Nicolas, Cala- 
siao, Tayug, Asingan, Manaoag, and Mangatarem, respectively, 
reconstituting the said former municipalities and giving to each the 
territory which it comprised prior to the passage of Act Numbered 
Nine hundred and thirty-one. 

Sec. 2. The municipal elections for the reconstituted municipali- 
ties of Aguilar, Alava, Balungao, Natividad, Santa Barbara, Santa 
Maria, San Manuel, San Jacinto, and Urbiztondo shall be held at the 
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accordance with the rules contained in Act Numbered Seven hundred 
and thirty, as amended by Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty- 
ei^ht, but the officials thus elected shall not take office nor shall the 
said reconstituted municipalities come into existence until the first 
Monday in January following said elections. The changes herein 
provided for shall in no way interfere with the number of officials to 
be elected or with the holding in the regular manner of the municipal 
elections in the municipalities of Salasa, San Fabian, Eosales, San 
Nicolas, Calasiao, Tayug. Asingan, Manaoag, and Mangatarem, unless 
through the operation oi this Act the class of said municipalities, as 
fixed under section four of the Municipal Code, is raised or lowered, in 
which case the number of councilors elected shall be as prescribed in 
Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and thirty-three. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two or "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 31, 1906. 



[No. 1557.] 

AN ACT Reducing the number of municipalities In the province of Albay from 
twenty-seven to twenty-three, by consolidating certain municipalities of the 
said province located in the subprovince of Catanduanes. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The twenty-seven municipalities of the Province of 
AJbay shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced 
to twenty-three, by consolidating certain municipalities of the said 
province located in the subprovince of Catanduanes as follows : 

1. The municipality of feato shall consist of its present territory, 
excepting the vtsita of Cabugao, and that of the municipality of 
Baras, with the seat of municipal government at the present munici- 
pality of Bato. 

2. The municipality of Virac shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the visita of Cabugao, in the present municipality of 
Bato, with the seat of municipal government at the present munici- 
pality of Virac. 

3. The municipalitjr of Viga shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipalities of Payo and Bagamanoc, with the 
seat of municipal government at the present municipality of Viga. 

4. The municipality of Pandan shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that or the mimicipality of Caramoran, with the seat of 
municipal government at the present municipality of Pandan. 

Sec. 2. The municipal elections for each or the new municipalities 
of Bato, Virac, Viga, and Pandan shall be held in accordance with 
the rules containecf in Act Numbered Seven hundred and thirty, as 
amended by Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-eight. 'iVhen 
the new municipal officials shall have been elected and shall have 
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tioned in paragraphs numbered one, two, three, and four of section 
one of this Act shall be thereby abolished, so that all the present 
municipal officials shall cease to hold office as soon as the new officials 
shall have taken the oath of office. Until the officials elected for the 
new municipalities, as described in said paragraphs numbered one, 
two, three, and four of section one of this Act, shall have qualified, 
the present organization of the existing municipalities shall continue. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of '' An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 31, 1906. 



[No. 1558.] 

AN ACT To increase the number of municipalities in the Province of Samar 
from twenty-five, as established by Act Numbered Nine hundred and sixty, 
to thirty-two. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The twenty-five municipalities of the Province of 
Samar as established by Act Numbered Nine hundred and sixty, as 
amended, are hereby increased to thirty-two by separating the former 
municipality of Tarangnan and its barrios from the municipalities 
of Catbalogan and Gandara, the former municipality of San Antonio 
from the municipality of Allen, the former municipality of Bobon 
from the municipality of Catarman, the former municipalities of 
Paric, Sulatp and San Julian from the municipality of Tart, and the 
former municipality of Santa Eita from the municipalities of Basey 
and Villareal, reconstituting Tarangnan, San Antonio, Bobon, Paric, 
Sulat, San Julian, and Santa Rita as municipalities, each consisting 
of the territory of which it was constituted prior to the passage of 
Act Numbered Nine hundred and sixty, and providing that the 
municipalities of Catbalogan, Gandara, Allen, Catarman, Taft, 
Basey, and Villareal shall each consist of its present territory minus 
the territory of the municipality separated from it by this Act. The 
municipality of Paric hereafter shall be known as the municipality 
of Dolores. 

Sec. 2. The municipal elections for the reconstituted municipali- 
ties of Tarangnan, San Antonio, Bobon, Dolores, Sulat, San Julian, 
and Santa Rita shall be held at the time of the next regular municipal 
elections in the Province of Samar in accordance with the rules 
contained in Act Numbered Seven hundred and thirty, as amended by 
Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-eight, but the officers thus 
elected shall not take office nor shall the said reconstituted munici- 
palities come into existence until the first Monday in January follow- 
ing said elections. The changes herein provided for shall in no way 
interfere with the number of officers to be elected or with the holding 
in the regular manner of the municipal elections in the municipalities 
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real, unless through the operation of this Act the class of any such 
municipality, as nxed under section four of the Municipal Code, is 
raised or lowered, in which case the number of councilors elected 
shall be as prescribed in Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and thirty- 
three. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 31, 1906. 



[No. 1559.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and thirty-three, entitled 
"An Act providing for the diminution of sentences imposed upon prisoners 
convicted of any offense and sentenced for a definite term of more than 
thirty days and less than life in consideration of good conduct and diligence," 
by prescribing that the aiH^Hcations of diminution of sentences allowed there- 
under shall be m^de on the basis of l^al months of thirty days. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. For the purpose of computing, under Act Numbered 
Fifteen hundred and thirty-three, the diminution of sentences im- 
posed on certain prisoners, and for no other purpose, the word 
' month " whenever used in said Act shall be construed to mean a 
le^l month of thirty days, and Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and 
thirty-three is hereby amended accordingly. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 6, 1906. 



[No. 1560.] 

AN ACT Canceling one-half the amounts loaned to the Province of Cebu by 
Acts Numbered Thirteen hundred and forty-three and Thirteen hundred 
and eighty. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Of the amounts loaned to the Province of Cebu by Acts 
Numbered Thirteen hundred and forty-three and Thirteen hundred 
and eighty, one-half is hereby declared canceled on condition that 
the provincial government and each municipal government that re- 
ceived funds from said loans shall expend rrom their general funds 
for the support of schools an amount equal to one-half the amount 
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Sec. 2. The appropriation of funds by the provincial board and 
municipal councils for the purposes of section one of this Act shall be 
subject to approval by the Governor-General in the case of provincial 
funds and bv the provincial board in the case of municipal funds. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 6, 1906. 



[No. 1561.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the Governor-General to parole prisoners and providing 
for the enforcement of the conditions of such paroles. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The Governor-General may, whenever he thinks best, 
authorize and direct the discharge from custody of any person con- 
victed of crime under the laws of the Philippine Islands and suspend 
the sentence of such convict without granting a pardon, and prescribe 
the terms upon which a convict so paroled shall have his sentence 
suspended. 

DEC 2. Upon the failure of any convict to observe the conditions of 
his parole, to be determined by the Governor-General, the Governor- 
General shall have authority to direct the arrest and return of such 
convict to custody, and thereupon said convict shall be required 
to carry out the sentence of the court as though no parole had been 
granted him, the time between the parole and subsequent arrest i.'ot 
being taken as a part of the term of his sentence in computing the 
preriod of his confinement. 

Sec 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage or the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by ihe Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 10, 1906. 



[No. 1562.] 

AN ACT To prevent the failure of military justice, to authorize the swearing 
of witnesses before a military investigation, and to punish perjuries therein 
committed. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission J that: 

Section 1. Any officer or clerk of any of the Departments law- 
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Government, or any irrcOTlarity or misconduct of any officer or agent 
of the United States, and any officer of the Army detailed to conduct 
any investigation, and the recorder, and, if th^re be none, the presid- 
ing officer of any military board appointed for such purpose, shall 
have authority to administer an oath to any witness attending to tes- 
tity or depose in the course of such investigation. 

Sec. 2. Any witness so testifying, who shall willfully, corruptly, 
and falsely testify as to any material fact relative to such investiga- 
tion shall be guilty of perjury, and upon conviction thereof shall be 
punished with a penalty of arresto mayor in its maximum degree to 
presidio correccional in its medium degree and a fine of from six hun- 
dred and twenty-five pesetas to six thousand two hundred and fifty 
pesetas. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage or the same is hereby expedited in accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 10, 1906. 



[No. 1563.] 

AN ACT To amend act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-four, entitled 
"An Act creating the entry \yoYt of Sitanki, amending Act Numbered Fourteen 
hundred and sixteen, and for other purposes," by increasing the compensation 
of the deputy coUector of customs and authorizing the employment of two 
boatmen at Sitanki. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted iy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The last line of section four of Act Nimibered Four- 
teen hundred and fifty-four, entitled "An Act creating the entry 
port of Sitanki, amending Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and 
sixteen, and for other purposes," is hereby amended to read as 
follows : 

" Deputy collector of customs, class seven ; one clerk. Class I ; two 
boatmen, at twelve pesos per month each." 

Sec. 2. Payment of the salaries above authorized shall be made 
from the appropriation for the Bureau of Customs under Act 
Numbered Fifteen hundred and twenty-seven. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 10, 1906. 



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[No. 1664.] 

AN ACT Refixing the weight and fineness of the silver coins of the Philippine 
Islands for the purpose of preventing the melting and exportation thereof 
518 a result of an appreciation in the price of silver, providing for the recoin- 
age of existing silver coins of the Philippine Islands at the refixed weight 
and fineness, to have the same value in gold as those of the correspondiag 
denominations authorized by the Act of Congress approved March second, 
nineteen hundred and three, and prescribing a method for expediting the ready 
circulation of the new coins. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Pursuant to the authority given in the Act of Con- 
gress approved June twenty-third, nineteen hundred and six, 
entitled "An Act to amend an Act approved March second, nine- 
teen hundred and three, entitled 'An Act to establish a standard 
of value and to provide for a coinage system in the Philippine 
Islands,' " and with the approval of the President of the United 
States, it is hereby enacted that for the purpose of preventing the 
melting and exportation of the silver coins of the Philippine Islands 
as a result of the high price of silver, the weight and fineness of 
the silver coins of the Philippine Islands hereafter coined shall 
be as follows : 

The peso shall contain twenty grams of silver eight hundred 
thousandths fine; 

The fifty-centavo piece shall contain ten grams of silver seven 
hundred and fifty thousandths fine ; 

The twenty-centavo piece shall contain four grams of silver 
seven hundred and fifty thousandths fine ; 

The ten-centavo piece shall contain two grams of silver seven 
hundred and fifty thousandths fine. 

The alloy of the above-mentioned coins shall be copper. 

Sec. 2. From time to time, in the discretion of the Philippine 
Commission, the existing silver coins of the Philippine Islands shall 
be recoined at the weight and fineness established by this Act when 
such coins are received into the Treasury or into the gold-standard 
fund of the Philippine Islands, and all such coins shall have the same 
value in gold as those of the corresponding denominations authorized 
by the Act of Congress approved March second, nineteen hundred 
and three, hereinbefore cited, and all the provisions of existing law 
applying to the silver coins authorized by said Act of Congress ap- 
proved March second, nineteen hundred and three, shall apply to the 
coins authorized by this Act, except as herein otherwise provided. 

Sec. 3. The recomage shall be effected at one or more or the United 
States mints, and all expenses connected therewith shall be chargeable 
against the gold-standard fund. 

Sec. 4. For the purpose of expediting the ready circulation of the 
aforementioned coins, the Insular Treasurer shall prepare a circular 
which shall be translated into the various languages and dialects of 
the Philippine Islands and distributed throughout the Islands. Said 
circular shall explain the reason for the recoinage and shall inform 
the public that the new coins will be received in payment of all taxes 
and Government dues, and will be legal tender for private debts as 
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for the purchase of gold drafts on the same terms as the old coins, 
and that they may be exchanged on demand at the Insular Treasury 
in Manila and at the various provincial treasuries throughout the 
Islands for silver certificates, and if desired for nickel and copper 
coins. 

The Insular Treasurer is hereby directed to supply the various 
provincial treasuries with sufficient funds out of the gold-standard 
fund to enable them to comply with the requirements of this section, 
and all expenses connected therewith shall be a proper charge against 
the gold-standard fund. 

Sec. 5. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 6, 1906. 



CIRCULAR On recolnage in accordance with sec. 4, Act 1564 of the Philippine 

Commission. 

Office of the Treasurer of the Philippine Islands, 

Manila^ P. /., April 8^ 1907. 

When the present silver coins of the Philippine Islands, which have 
a declared gold value by law, were placed in circulation, their weight 
and fineness were so fixed, it was thought, that their value would not 
be affected by the fluctuations of the price of silver. The value of the 
silver in the coins was about ninety per cent of their face value. The 
unprecedented rise in the price or silver within the past three years 
has made the bullion value of the coins ten per centum more than their 
face value. The danger of exportation of our coins as a commodity 
for sale in other countries at their bullion value, thereby contracting 
our currency to the injury of the business and industrial interests 
and to the individual hardship of all the inhabitants of the Islands, 
prompted the Commission to pass Act 1411, making the exportation 
of the silver currency of the Islands or attempt to export m excess 
of twenty-five pesos a criminal offense in addition to forfeiture of 
the money. A large amount of the coin was smuggled out notwith- 
standing the law. In order that a stable currency system might be 
maintained regardless of the fluctuations of silver, the Confess of the 
United States, by Act of June 23, 1906, authorized the Philippine 
Commission to refix the weight and fineness of the Insular coins, and 
on December 6, 1906, the Commission passed Act No. 1564 fixing their 
weight and fineness as follows : 

The Silver Peso to contain 20 grams of silver, .800 fine. 
The Medio Peso to contain 10 grams of silver, .750 fine. 
The Peseta to contain 4 grams of silver, .750 fine. 
The Media Peseta to contain 2 grams of silver, .750 fine. 

The purchasing power of the peso and the sub-divisions thereof has 
not been nor willnot be reduced in any way, and all coins of the new 
weight and fineness will continue to be received by the Insular Gov- 
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of all duties, taxes, dues and imposts due such Governments in the 
same manner as heretofore. The legal tender value of such coins 
also remains unchanged, and they will be received at the Insular 
Treasury in payment of demand drafts or telegraphic transfers on 
the Gold Standard Fund in New York. The new coins will be ex- 
changed for the old coins at the Insular Treasury and at all Pro- 
vincial Treasuries at par, the latter coins being retained, and when 
sufficiently large amounts accumulate, forwarded to the United 
States Mints to be recoined into coins of the new weight and fineness. 
The hearty co-operation and assistance of the people in the prompt 
retirement of the old coins and in the circulation of the new coins is 
urgently requested. 

Frank A. Branagan, 
Treasurer^ Philippine Islands. 



[No. 1565.] 

AN ACT Amending section seventy of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and 
fifty-nine, "The Corporation Law," as amended by Act Numbered Fifteen 
hundred and six, by extending the time within which foreign corporations 
shaH comply with the provisions of said Act. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-nine, known 
as " The Corporation Law," is hereby amended by striking out in 
section seventy, as amended by section two of Act Isumbered Fifteen 
hundred and six, the words " ten months " and inserting in lieu 
thereof the words " thirteen months." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage or the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This A6t shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 7, 1906. 



[No. 1566.] 

AN ACT Regulating the free entry of certain railroad material imported into 

the Philippine Islands. 

AVhereas section five of the Act of Congress approved February 
sixth, nineteen hundred and five, provides " That material imported 
into the Philippine Islands for the construction and equipment of 
railroads therein may, in the discretion of the General Government 
of said Islands, under rules and regulations to be by it prescribed, 
be admitted free of duty." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. All material imported into the Philippine Archipelago 
for the construction and equipment of the railroads granted conces- 



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sions by Acts Numbered Fourteen hundred and ninety-seven and 
Fifteen hundred and ten, which material shall, in fact, be so used, 
shall be admitted free of duty imder the following rules and 
regulations. 

Sec. 2. All such materials shall be imported through some regular 
port of entry in the Philippine Islands, and there shall be presented 
to the collector of customs of the port through which such materials 
are imported a free entry in duplicate, similar to the form prescribed 
for Government impK)rtations. There shall be filed with such free 
entrv' a commercial invoice in the usual form, specifyii^ in detail 
the kind of materials imported and the value thereof. There sholl 
also be filed with each free entry for railroad material a certificate in 
writing signed by the representative or agent of the railroad com- 
pany to the effect that the material for which free entry is sought is 
to lie used in the construction and equipment of a line of rauroad 
chartered by an Act of the Philippine Commission, giving the num- 
ber of the Act, that no other use or disposition of the material will 
be allowed or permitted^ and that if any other disposition is con- 
templated immediate notice thereof will be given to the Insular (Col- 
lector of Customs, and the material held subject to his order, imtil 
the duties thereon have been assessed and collected. 

Sec. 3. These provisions for the free entry of railroad material 
shall apply only to such material as is imported for the purpose 
of construction and ecjuipment, and shall not extend or apply to 
any portion of such lines, or to any material or supplies therefor, 
after the same shall be constructed and equipped as provided for in 
section one of this Act. 

Sec. 4. In case the Insular Collector of Customs shall be in doubt 
as to whether any article sought to be imported free of duty imder 
this Act is entitled to said exemption, he may submit the question 
in writing to the Supervising Railway Expert, who shall thereupon 
examine the same, and certirjr to the Insular Collector of Customs 
whether the expenditure by the railroad for said article will, in his 
opinion, be allowed as a proper item in the cost of construction under 
section one, subsection numbered nine of Act Numbered Fourteen 
hundred and ninety-seven, and section four, para^aphs (c) and (d) 
of Act Numbered Fifteen himdred and seven, m case the road is 
one upon which interest on bonds is guaranteed by the Government; 
or, in case of nonffuaranteed roads, the Supervising Railway Expert 
shall certify to me Insular Collector of Customs whether, in his 
opinion, said article is a proper charge against the construction and 
equipment of a railroad. 

Sec. 5. The exemptions i)rovided by this Act shall not be construed 
to extend or applv to articles of any kind purchased from fimds 
other than those oi the railroad company, or of one of its contractors 
or subcontractors; nor to articles which are intended for the personal 
. use of officers or employees of any such company, whether tne same 
are purchased from funds of such company or not. 

Sec. 6. All material, supplies, or artides of whatever kind and 
nature, imported and passed free of duty imder the provisions of 
tiiis Act which shall not be used in the construction or equipment 
of a line of railroad, and all used construction machinery and equip- 
ment above that which can be reasonably used in the maintenance 
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and operati<m of the road AsH be inventoried and assessed for 
duty upon the completion of the construction and equipment of 
die line of railroad for which such material, supplies, articles, or 
machinery were imported: Provided^ That used construction ma- 
chinery and equipment shaU be assessed for duty at a valuation to 
be fixed thereon by the Insular Collector of Customs. 

Sbc. 7. Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed to affect, 
repeal, or amend the existing laws or regulations in regard to pro- 
tests against and appeals from adverse decisions of the Insular Col- 
lector of Customs. 

8ec. 8. Whenever free entry is requested for any materials or 
articles which, in the (^nion of the Insular Collector of Customs, 
are not entitled to exemption from dutv under the terms of this 
Act, that officer is authorized, after makdng due examination and 
appraisement and ascertaining the amount of duties found to be 
due on said materials or articles, to admit the same without pay- 
ment of the duties, and to deliver the same to the railway company 
or its representatives, notifying them, in writing, that said materials 
or articles^ are found to be dutiable, that the duties thereon amount 
to a certain sum, stating the sum, that the same have been passed 
and delivered without payment of the duty, in accordance wifli this 
section, and that due report of his decision and the amount of duties 
found to be due will be made to the Govemor-Gteneral, in order that 
the q^uestion of their dutiability may be adjusted and decided by 
him m conformity with subsection numbered nine of section one 
of Act Numberea Fourteen hundred and ninety-seven. It shall 
thereupon become the duty of the Insular Collector of Customs 
promptly to notify the Governor-General in writing of the above 
facts and to hold the free entry and invoice and afl other papers 
connected with the case in^ his office subject to the orders of the 
Governor-General and until final adjustment of the question is 
had. Nothing in this section contained ^all be construed to alter 
or amend the rights of the Insular Auditor under the Accounting 
Act or any amendment thereto, or under any other Act of the 
Philippine Commission. 

Sec. 9. The Insular Collector of Customs is hereby authorized 
to prescribe suitable and necessary regulations for carrying out the 
purposes of this Act, not inconsistent with the terms hereof, and 
collectors of custoins at subports of entry in the Philippine Islands 
are hereby authorized to srant free entry of railroad materials and 
supplies, the exemption of whidi from duty under this Act may be 

auestioned by them, under the general direction and supervision of 
ie Insular Collector of Customs. 

^ Sec. 10. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of fiws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 
Sec. 11. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 
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[No. 1567.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and nlnety-slx by extend- 
ing the time allowed for the operations of the several boards engaged in the 
assessment of land values and also authorizing municipal boards of assessors 
to remain in session during the entire month of December, nineteen hundred 
and six, and providing for the performance of additional duties by the super- 
visor of land assessments, should the same, be required. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
ComTnission^ that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and ninety-six, en- 
titled "An Act extending the several periods fixed by law for the 
performance of the duties of assessors and provincial boards of tax 
appeals and the central equalizing board for the assessments of land 
values for the purposes or taxation, imposing penalties upon owners 
of real estate who fail to declare their oroperty, and extending the 
time within which land taxes may be paid without penalty," is hereby 
amended as follows : 

(a) By extending the time prescribed in paragraph three of sec- 
tion one for the board of tax appeals to receive and near complaints 
from December fifteenth, nineteen hundred and six, to March fif- 
teenth, nineteen hundred and seven: Provided^ That the provincial 
board of tax appeals on and after January first, nineteen hundred 
and seven, shaU consist solely of the provincial board of each prov- 
ince, anything in Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-five, as 
amended, to the contrary notwithstanding, but the terms of this pro- 
viso shall not extend to the Provinces of Samar, Cavite, and Isabela 
until elections for provincial governors in said provinces are held and 
the governors elected shall have duly qualified and taken possession 
of their offices. 

(&) By carrying forward for three months in each case the dates 
fixed in paragraphs four, five, six, seven, and eight of said section 
and the aates fixed in sections three and six, so as to further extend 
the time allowed for the operations of the several boards engaged 
in the assessment of land values. 

Sec. 2. The municipal boards of assessors provided for by section 
sixty-three of Act Numbered Eighty-two, known as The Municipal 
Cocfe, are hereby authorized to remain in session during the entire 
month of December, nineteen hundred and six, if in their opinion 
necessary for the interests of the public service, anything in the said 
section to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Sec. 3. The Supervisor of Land Assessments, in addition to the 
duties prescribed by Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-five, 
as amended, shallperform such other duties as may be assigned him 
by the Govemor-Greneral. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of^the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 10, 1906. 



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36 ACTS OF THE PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. [Nos. 1568-1569.] 

[No. 1568.] 

AN ACT To amend section fourteen of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and 
seven, entitled "The Reorganization Act/' repealing section sixteen of said 
act and merging the Bureau of Port Works with the Bureau of Navigation. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section fourteen of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred 
and seven, entitled "The Reorganization Act," is hereby amended 
by adding thereto a new subsection lettered (d)^ as follows: 

"(rf) The Bureau of Port Works is hereby abolished as a bureau 
and is constituted a division of the Bureau of Navi^tion, to be 
known as the Division of Port Works, which shall be in charge of 
an officer to be known as the Chief of the Division of Port Works, 
by which the duties and services reauired of the Bureau of Port 
Works by law in force at the time oi the passage of this Act shall 
be performed under the general supervision of the Director of 
Navigation." 

Sec. 2. Section sixteen of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and 
seven, entitled " The Reorganization Act," is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. Whenever an officer of the United States Army is detailed 
for service as Chief of the Division of Port Works he shall be entitled 
to a per diem of ten pesos, out of funds appropriated for the Bureau 
of Navigation. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of precedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 10, 1906. 



[No. 1569.] 

an act Amending section twenty-seven of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred 
and sixty-one by providing a permanent appropriation for the payment of 
rewards to persons furnishing original evidence leading to the detection of 
violations of the provisions of said Act 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section twenty-seven of Act Numbered Fourteen hun- 
dred and sixty-one is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following words : " For the purpose of paying such rewards to 
informers, a permanent appropriation of the sum so required is 
hereby made out of any moneys collected under the provisions of this 
Act." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of precedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 8, This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 12, 1906. 



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[No. 1570.1 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Eleven hundred and eighty-nine, by relieving 
the Insular Treasurer of the custody of internal-revenue stamps and cedulas, 
and placing the same in the custody of the Collector of Internal Revenue. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section six of Act Numbered Eleven hundred and 
eighty-nine is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 6. The necessary adhesive stamps for the payment of taxes 
in this Act provided and the necessary blank cedulas shall be printed 
upon the requisition of the Collector of Internal Revenue m such 
denominations and amounts as he shall designate, and shall remain 
in his custody and he shall be responsible For them until disposed 
of as in this Act provided. The Collector of Internal Eevenue shall 
distribute them to provincial treasurers or other collectors of internal 
revenue as the law requires, and shall make monthly reports to the 
Auditor of the number of blank cedulas and stamps received and 
issued during the preceding month and the number on hand at the 
close of the month.'' 

Sec. 2. The public good requirinff the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two or "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen himdred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 12, 1906. . 



[No. 1571.] 

AN ACT Amending sections seventy-four and one hundred and seven of Act 
Numbered Eleven hundred and elgbty-nlne, as amended. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Eleven hundred and eighty-nine, en- 
titled " The Internal Revenue Law of Nineteen hundred and four," 
as amended, is hereby further amended as follows : 

(a) By striking out in section seventy- four, as amended by para- 
graph ((?) of section one of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and 
mirty-eight, and paragraph (a) of section one of Act Numbered 
Fourteen hundred and seventeen, the words " nineteen hundred and 
seven," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "nineteen hundred 
and eight." 

(6) By striking out in section one hundred and seven, as amended 
by paragraph (/) of section one of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred 
and thirty-eight, and paragraph (6) of section one of Act Numbered 
Fourteen hundred ana seventeen, the words " nineteen hundred and 
seven," and inserting in lieu thereof the words " nineteen hundred 
and eight." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
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section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 
- Enacted, December 13, 1906. 



[No. 1572.] 

AN ACT Providing that one fiscal shall perform the duties of fiscal for the 

Provinces of Capiz and Romblon, abolishing the offices of fiscal of Capiz and 

of Romblon and Palawan as heretofore authorized by law, fixing the salary 

,of the fiscal of the two provinces, and making provision for the traveling 

expenses of such fiscal. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ t/iat: 

Section 1. The duties of fiscal for the Provinces of Capiz and 
Romblon hereafter shall be performed by one fiscal, whose salary 
shall be twenty-seven hundred pesos per annum, of which two thou- 
sand pesos shall be paid from the treasury of the Province of Capiz 
and seven hundred pesos out of the Insular appropriation for " Ju- 
diciary," Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and twenty-seven. The 
fiscal for the two provinces shall reside at Capiz, Province of Capiz. 
Such traveling expenses of the fiscal in the Province of Capiz as are 
authorized by law shall be paid from the treasury of the Province of 
Capiz, and like traveling expenses in the Province of Romblon shall 
be paid from the treasury of the Province of Romblon. The neces- 
sary expenses in traveling from the capital of one of such provinces 
to that of the other in the performance of his duties as fiscal shall be 
borne two-thirds by the Province of Capiz and one-third out of the 
appropriation "Judiciary," Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and 
twenty-seven. The expense of such clerical assistance, if any, as 
shall be authorized for the fiscal shall be paid two-thirds by the Prov- 
ince of Capiz and one-third out of the appropriation " Judiciary," Act 
Numbered Fifteen hundred and twenty-seven. Beginning with the 
fiscal year, July first, nineteen hundred and seven, such proportion of 
salaries and traveling expenses as are herein authorized to be paid 
out of Insular funds shall be paid from the treasury of the Province 
of Romblon. 

Sec. 2. The offices of fiscal of the Provinces of Capiz and of Rom- 
blon and Palawan as heretofore authorized by law are herebv abol- 
ished and the fiscal authorized by section one of this Act shall have 
power to perform the duties appertaining by law to the office of fiscal 
m Capiz and in Romblon Provinces. The Attomey-Greneral is 
hereby authorized and directed, whenever the necessity therefor arises, 
to designate any assistant attorney or fiscal to perform in the Prov- 
ince of Palawan the duties of fiscal heretofore performed by the fiscal 
of Romblom and Palawan. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 



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Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on January first, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven. 
Enacted, December 13, 190&. 



[No. 1678.] 

AN ACT Extending from January first, nineteen hundred and sevoi, to Jan- 
nary first, nineteen hundred and nine, the time within which free patents may 
be granted to native settlers upon unreeerred and unappropriated agricaltural 
public lands. 

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. Any native of the Philippine Islands now an occupant 
and cultivator oi unreserved and unappropriated agricultural public 
lands, as defined bv the Act of Congress of July first, nineteen hun- 
dred and two, who has continuoudy occupied and cultivated such lands 
either by himself or through his ancestors since August first^ eight- 
een hundred and ninety-ei^t, or, who, prior to August first, eighteen 
hundred and ninety-eight, continuously occupied and cultivate such 
lands for three years immediately prior to said date, and who has been 
continuously since July fourth, nmeteen hundred and two, until the 
date of the taking effect of this Act an occupier and cultivator of 
such lands, shall be entitled to have a patent issued to him without 
compensation for such tract of landL not exceeding sixteen hectares, 
in the manner provided in Chapter Four of Act Numbered Nine hun- 
dred and twenty-six, " The Iniblic Land Act," provided that his 
application therefor be filed as provided in saia chapter prior to 
January first, nineteen hundred and nine, instead of January first, 
nineteen hundred and seven, as now provided by section thhiy-three 
of " The Public Land Act," and said section thirty-three is herdby 
so amended that the words '^ nineteen hundred and seven " shall be 
stricken out and in lieu thereof shall be inserted the words '^ nineteen 
hundred and nine." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in acc(»:dance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 13, 1906. 



[No. 1574.] 

AN ACT Continuing in force the existing rate of duty on rice imported into the 

Philippine Islands. 

Whereas by the terms of paragraph two hundred and seventy-six 
of the Act of Congress of Mar(£ third, nineteen hundred and five, 
entitled "An Act to revise and amend the tariff laws of the Philippine 
Islands, and for other purposes," it is provided that the Philippine 
Commission may, in its discretion, contmue in force the rate of duty 

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first therein stated, until in its oi>inion the conditions in the Philip- 
pine Islands may warrant the higher rates therein provided; and 
. Whereas it appears to the Philippine Commission that the exist- 
ing conditions m the Philippine Islands do not warrant the higher 
rates of duty therein provided to take effect on and after January 
first, nineteen hundred and seven : Therefore, 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ tnat: 

Section 1. The existing rates of duty upon rice unhusked, husked, 
and in flour, imported into the Philippine Islands, are hereby con- 
tinued in force until May first, nineteen hundred and eight. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 14, 1906. 



[No. 1575.] 

AN ACT So amending Act Numbered Eleven hundred and forty-eight, i*ntitled 
••The Forest Act," as to provide but one scale of taxes on timber for all 
provinces. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section eleven of Act Numbered Eleven hundred and 
forty-eight, entitled " The Forest Act," is hereby amended by striking 
out of said section the first three paragraphs thereof beginning with 
the words " For the purposes of this Act " and ending with the words 
" Samar, Surigao, and Tayabas." 

Sec. 2. Section twelve of said Act is hereby amended in the follow- 
ing particulars : 

(a) Paragraph three of section twelve of said Act is hereby 
amended to read as follows : " On all timber included in the first 
group, two pesos and fifty centavos." 

(6) Paragraph four of section twelve of said Act is hereby amended 
to read as follows: " On all timber included in the second group, one 
peso and fifty centavos." 

(o) Paragraph five of section twelve of said Act is hereby amended 
to read as follows : " On all timber included in the third group, one 
peso." 

{d) Paragraph six of section twelve of said Act is hereby amended 
to read as follows : " On all timber included in the fourth group and 
on all nonenumerated timber, fifty centavos: Provided. That the 
taxes imposed in this section on ebony and camagon shall be char/^d 
on said timbers when presented for measurement and appraisal with 
the sapwood still attached; and the number of cubic meters in each 
piece of timber so measured shall include the sapwood attached to the 
same, and when ebony or camagon timber from which the sapwood 
has been stripped is presented for measurement and appraisal there 
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(e) Paragraph seven of section twelve of said Act is hereby 
amended to read as follows : " On each cubic meter of ebony, six 
pesos. On each cubic meter of camagon, four pesos and fifty cen- 
tavos." 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage ot the same is hereby expedited in accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on January first, nineteen hundred 
and seven. 

Enacted, December 14, 1906. 



[No. 1576.] 

AN ACT To amend Act Numbered Three hundred and flfty-flve, entitled "An 
Act to constitute the customs service of the Philippine Archipelago and to 
provide for the administration thereof," as amended, by providing a more 
expeditious method of dealing with small seizures and by defining the term 
" officer of the customs." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Sections three hundred and thirteen, three hundred 
and thirteen (a), and three hundred and thirteen (6) of Act Num- 
bered Three hundred and fiftjr-five, entitled "An Act to constitute 
the customs service of the Phihppine Archipelago and to provide for 
the administration thereof," as amended bv Acts Numbered Eight 
hundred and sixty-four and Fourteen hundred and five, are hereby 
so amended as to make the decision of the Insular Collector of 
Customs final and conclusive in all seizure cases in which the 
appraised local value of the goods in controversy is less than two 
hundred pesos : Provided^ That in such cases an appeal to the court 
may be had in the f ollowinff manner : 

Notice of an adverse decision shall be served in the manner 
prescribed for the service of notices in section three hundred and 
thirteen (a), as nearly as may be, or, when practicable, by actual 
personal service on the owner or person in possession at the time 
of seizure. Any person claiming a right to the possession of the 
merchandise may, within thirtv days after such service of the col- 
lector's decision, make claim for all or any part thereof, and pay 
whatever fine may be assessed thereon ; or m cases where forfeiture 
is adjudged and the goods are other than prohibited importations, 
pay the local appraised value of such goods, in either case under pro- 
test and subject to the conditions prescribed for " rate and amount of 
duty cases," in section two hundred and eighty-six of Act Numbered 
Three hundred and fifty -five; whereupon the collector shall certify 
up the record to the Court of First Instance, and the action shall 

Sroceed as in section two hundred and eighty-seven of said Act 
fumbered Three hundred and fifty-five : 

And provided further^ That if no claimant shall appear within 
sixty days after service of the collector's decision, as above prescribed, 
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without further proceedings shall be sold for the benefit of the Gov- 
ernment at the first convenient opportunity at public auction in the 
manner prescribed by law. 

Sec. 2. Section three hundred and thirty-three of said Act Num- 
bered Three hundred and fifty-five is hereby amended by adding 
at the end thereof the following words : 

"The expression 'officer of the customs' and like terms shall be 
construed both in this section and in all other sections of this Act, 
and in all Acts or laws enforcible in whole or in part by the 
Insular Collector of Customs or any of his subordinates, so lar as 
the same relate to crimes committed by or upon such officers, to 
include all persons whose compensation is paid out of customs 
appropriations or arrastre or other funds controlled by the customs 
authorities; also storekeepers in private bonded warehouses and 
persons in charge of Grovemment coal piles." 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 14, 1906. 



. [No. 1677.] 

AN ACT To provide for the execution in Bilibid Prison of criminals sentenced 

to death. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ tJiat: 

Section 1. Hereafter the execution of all criminals finally sen- 
tenced to incur the death penalty shall take place inside the walls of 
Bilibid Prison in the city of Manila, and within an inclosure to be 
erected or arranged for that purpose, if none suitable exists, under 
the direction of the Director of Prisons, which inclosure shall be 
higher than the gallows, and be so constructed as to exclude entirely 
the view of persons outside. For the purpose of carrying into effect 
all such executions of the death sentence the Director of ftisons shall 
perform the duties prescribed by existing law for sheriffs of the 
Courts of First Instance ; the order of execution shall be directed to 
him instead of to the sheriff of the court, and he shall return to the 
court the order of execution, duly certifying thereon that he has com- 
plied tiierewith in the manner prescribed oy law for sheriffs of the 
courts. Hereafter it shall not be necessary for the clerk of the Court 
of First Instance to witness the execution, nor to certify said act to 
the court. Such executions shall be conducted by the persons pre- 
scribed by existing law for the conducting of executions at said 
institution or bv such law as may be hereafter enacted. 

Sec. 2. The following persons only may be present at an execution : 
Officials and employees of Bilibid Prison and such person^as may be 
necessary, in the opinion of the Director of Prisons, to assist in con- 
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the prison doctor ; the spiritual adviser of the condemned ; the chap- 
lain, or chaplains, of the prison; the counsel of the condemned; and 
any of the relatives or friends of the condemned, not exceeding ten 
in number. 

Sec. 3. All provisions of the Spanish Penal Code, of Act Num- 
bered Four hundred and fifty-one of the Philippine Commission, and 
of any other statute, rule, regulation, or order in conflict or incon- 
sistent with the provisions of mis Act are hereby repealed : Provided^ 
That the terms of this Act shall not apply to the Moro Province, in 
which province the laws in force with respect to executions at the 
time 01 thepassage of this Act shall continue in full force and effect. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage or the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 18, 1906. 



[No. 1578.] 

AN ACT Authorizing: the refund of moneys received at land tax sales and In- 
terest thereon upon conveyance of such land to provincial treasurer as trustee 
by purchaser, extending the time for the redemption of realty by the delin- 
quent taxpayer and the re-conveyance to him of such real estate by purchaser, 
providing for the confiscation of such real estate in case it is not redeemed, 
and for other purposes. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission J that: 

SEcnoN 1. The provincial treasurers of all provinces organized 
under the Provincial Government Act, Numbered Eightf-three, are 
hereby authorized, with the approval of the Governor-General jBrst 
had, to refund to holders of all deeds or certificates of purchase of real 
property sold at public auction for delinquent taxes aue thereon, the 
amount paid by such purchaser at the said tax sale and the amount 
of any taxes, penalties, costs, or interest legally paid by him on said 
real property subsequent to the sale, together witn interest thereon at 
the rate of fifteen per centum per annum from the date of actual pay- 
ment of any or eitner of such sums, to the date of the refund hereby 
authorized. 

The holder of any such deed or certificate of purchase, before re- 
ceiving the refund nereby authorized, shall convey by proper convey- 
ance, sufficient under the law, to the provincial treasurer as trustee, 
all his title and interest in and to the land described in such tax deed 
or certificate of purchase; and the provincial treasurer shall cause 
the said deed to be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the 
province where the land is situated. No fees for the registration of 
such deeds shall be charged or collected by such register of deeds. 

Sec. 2. As soon as practicable after tne conveyance of any such 
interest from the holder of any tax deed or certificate of purchase 
as provided in section one of this Act, the provincial treasurer shall 
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representativej by a notice deposited in the mail and addressed to 
the mnnicipahty and barrio in which the said real property is situ- 
ated, setting forth the status of said property and that he will be 
allowed to redeem the same within six months from the date of the 
mailing of said notice by paying to the said provincial treasurer the 
amoimt paid to such purchaser, together with interest thereon at the 
rate of fifteen per centum per annum from the date of such con- 
veyance from said purchaser to the date of redemption by such former 
owner or his legal representative: Provided^ That in the event that 
any taxes, penalties, costs, or interest have become due since the sale 
of the said real property and have not been paid by the purchaser 
and included in the refund made to him by the provincial treasurer, 
then, the owner in addition to the payment of the amount refunded 
the purchaser with interest as provided above shall also be required 
to pay the tax, penalties, costs, and interest which may have become 
due subsequent to the sale of the said real property. 

Upon the redemption by the former owner or his legal representa- 
tive of said real estate in the manner above provided the provincial 
treasurer, as such trustee, shall convey by proper conveyance, suffi- 
cient under the law, the said real estate to tne said former owner or 
his legal representative. 

Sec. 3. All real property conveyed in accordance with the pro- 
visions of section one of this Act, which shall not be redeemed by the 
original owner or his legal representative within six months from 
the date of the mailing of the notice by the provincial treasurer as 
prescribed in 'section two hereof, shall be considered as confiscated as 
provided in section eighty-one of the Municipal Code, and the pro- 
vincial treasurer as such trustee shall forthwith convey by proper 
conveyance, sufficient under the law, the said real estate to the munici- 
pality in which the same is situated. 

Sec. 4. All conveyances of real estate as provided in this Act shall 
be acknowledged by the clerk of the Court of First Instance of the 
province in which such land is situate, free of charge, and it shall 
not be necessary to affix to such deeds the stamps required by section 
one hundred and sixteen of the Internal Revenue Law of nineteen 
hundred and four. 

Sec. 5. In making the refund authorized by section one of this 
Act, the provincial treasurer shall charge against the municipalitv 
in which the real property is situated such part of the refund as will 
equal the amount received by it on the original distribution of the 
proceeds of the sale. 

Sec. 6. Sections one, two, three, and four of this Act shall apply 
to the city of Manila : Provided^ That the duties therein prescribed 
for provincial treasurers shall be performed by the City Assessor 
and Collector of the city of Manila under the direction of the Munici-. 
pal Board, except that refunds shall be made by the disbursing 
officer of the city of Manila, subject to the approval of the Municipal 
Board and of the Governor-General. Refunds in the city of Manila 
shall be made out of any funds in the Insular Treasury to the credit 
of the city of Manila, and an indefinite appropriation is hereby 
created for the amount of such refunds, which shall be charged wholly 
to the city of Manila. 

Sec. 7. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 

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section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hmidred. 

Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 18, 1906. 



[No. 1570.] 

AN ACT Suspending the collection of the land tax for the calendar year nine- 
teen hundred and seven in all the provinces of the Philippine Islands organ- 
ized inder the provisions of Act Numbered Eighty-three, and in all the 
municipalities therein organized under the provisions of Act Numbered 
Eighty-two, providing for the reimbursement to the provinces and munici- 
palities of fifty per centum of the sums which they will lose by reason of 
the suspension of the land tax, and appropriating toward such reimburse- 
ment the sum of six hundred and sixty-six thousand nine hundred and twenty- 
seven pesos and sixty-three centavos from any funds in the insular treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The collection of the land tax for the calendar year 
nineteen hundred and seven in all the provinces of the Philippine 
Islands or^nized under the provisions of Act Numbered Eignty- 
three, and m all the municipalities therein organized under the pro- 
visions of Act Numbered Eighty-two, is hereby suspended, and no 
land tax shall be collected in said provinces and municipalities for 
the calendar year nineteen hundred and seven ; but this suspension 
shall not affect the collection of taxes due for prior years and still 
uncollected. The existing laws in relation to land taxes shall con- 
tinue in full force and effect, except as provided in this Act and in 
Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-five as amended. 

Sec. 2. The Central Equalizing Board provided for by Act Nimi- 
bered Fourteen hundred and fifty-five, as amended, is hereby directed, 
upon completion of its labors, to certify to the Philippine Commis- 
sion the total assessed valuation of the taxable real property in the 
provinces and municipalities specified in section one of this Act, and 
the Philippine Commission shall thereupon appropriate an amount 
equal to nrty per centum of the maximum tax collectible on, under, 
and by reason of said assessment, as certified by the said Central 
Equalizing Board, less such credits as are hereinafter provided for. 
The said appropriation shall be distributed among the various prov- 
inces and municipalities on the basis of the assessed valuation of 
the taxable real property in each under the assessment provided for 
by Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-five as amended, 
assuming that each province -and municipality has levied the maxi- 
mum lawful rate of taxation. 

Sec. 3. As a partial payment of the amount due each province and 
municipality as provided for in the preceding section there is hereby 
appropriated, out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, the sum of six hundred and sixty-six thousand nine 
hundred and twenty-seven pesos and sixty-three centavos, for the 
purpose of paying to each province and municipality each month for 
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and seven/ an amount equal to fifty per centum of the monthly re- 
fund now being made to each province and municipality under the 
provisions of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-five, as 
amended, and of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and seventy-five. 

Sec. 4. The payments made in accordance with the preceding sec- 
tion shall be considered as credits on the amount due under the pro- 
visions of section two of this Act ; and when the appropriation pro- 
vided for in said section is made it shall be for a sum equal to the 
total amoimt due as therein authorized, less six hundred and sixty- 
six thousand nine hundred and twenty-seven pesos and sixty-three 
centavos, the amount appropriated by section three of this Act; 
and the necessary adjustment of payments to provinces and munici- 
palities to carry into effect the purposes of this Act shall be made by 
the Insular Auditor. 

Sec. 5. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 20, 1906. 



[No. 1580.] 

AN ACT Making appropriations for certain public worlds, permanent improve- 
ments, and other purposes of tlie Insular Government. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Com/mission^ that: 

Section 1. The following sums, in Philippine currency, or so much 
thereof as may be necessary, are hereby appropriated, out of any 
funds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for certain 

Sublic works, permanent improvements, and other purposes of the 
nsular Government : 

BUKEAU or HEALTH. 

For the extension of the water supply system at the Culion Leper 
Colony as contemplated by resolution of the Commission, dated June 
fifteenth, nineteen hundred and six, ten thousand pesos. 

BUBEAU or LANDS. 

For the purchase of land adjoining the Exposition Grounds on 
Calle Herran, Ermita, Manila, as contemplated by resolution of the 
Commission, dated August eighteenth, nineteen hundred and six, 
twenty-one thousand and twenty-eight pesos and seventy-five centa- 
vos. 

For the purchase, from settlers, of improvements upon and rights 
to land required for the Iwahig Penal Settlement, as contemplated by 
resolution of the Commission, dated October fifth, nineteen hundred 
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In all, for the Bureau of Lands, twenty-two thousand one hundred 
and eight pesos and fifty-five centavos. 

BUREAU or PUBLIC WORKS. 

For the construction of necessary hospital buildings and their per- 
manent equipment, for the Bureau of Prisons, as contemplated by 
resolution of the Commission, dated November tenth, nineteen hun- 
dred and six, one hundred thousand pesos. 

For the construction of buildings and their permanent equipment, 
on the San Lazaro Hospital ffrounds, Manila, to provide for the care 
of two hundred and fifty additional insane persons, as contemplated 
by resolution of the Commission, dated November tenth, nineteen 
hundred and six, fifty-five thousand pesos. 

For the construction of schoolhouses in the provinces, to be allotted 
bv the Secretary of Public Instruction, three hundred thousand pesos: 
Provided^ That upon the recommendation of the Secretary of I^ublic 
Instruction the provisions of existing law requiring that construction 
be by contract if practicable may be waived by the Governor-General 
and any project in whole or in part be carried through bv voluntary 
or other labor : And provided further^ That not to exceed fifty thou- 
sand pesos of the amount hereby appropriated may be expMided in 
aiding the city of Manila to erect a suitable building for an inter- 
mediate sdiool, under conditions to be fixed by the Secretary of Pub- 
lic Instruction. 

For the construction of Constabulary barracks and quarters, one 
hundred thousand pesos. 

For the improvement of the trail through the moimtains, connect- 
ing the completed portions of the Cebu-Toledo wagon road, five thou- 
sand pesos. 

For the reconstruction of retaining wall and wharf along the Pasig 
River at Malacaiian, and alterations in Governor-General's resid^ioe, 
fifteen thousand pesos. 

For grading grounds pertaining to the building occupied by the 
Bureau of Science on Calle Herran, Ermita, Manila, four thousand 
and sixty pesos. 

For the construction of a residence for the Governor-General, at 
Baguio, Benguet, thirty thousand pesos^ as authorized by resolution 
of the Commission, dated September eighth, nineteen hundred and 
six. 

In all for the Bureau of Public Works, six hundred and nine thou- 
sand and sixty pesos. 

The unexpended balance of funds appropriated by Act Numbered 
Thirteen hundred and forty-two, for "Government buildings, Ba- 
guio," is hereby made available for the construction, at a cost not 
exceeding five tnousand pesos, of a building for the use of employees 
of the Bureau of Public Works who may be stationed there, pursuant 
to resolution of the Commission, dated April eighteenth, nineteen 
hundred and six. 

BUREAU OF NAVIGATION. 

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of the Commission, dated August twenty-second, nineteen hundred 
and six, five thousand pesos. 

For the construction of abutments for two wharves at the port 
of Manila, as contemplated by resolution of the Commission, dated 
October twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and six, fifteen thousand 
pesos. 

For the completion of the Luneta extension fill in accordance with 
the provisions of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and sixty, as 
amended, and as contemplated by resolution of the Commission, dated 
November first, nineteen hundred and six, one hundred and thirty- 
four thousand three hundred and four pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Navigation, one hundred and fifty-four 
thousand three hundred and four pesos. 

BUREAU OF PRISONS. 

For the construction of a sewer system for Bilibid Prison, twenty 
thousand pesos. 

For permanent sanitary beds for inmates of Bilibid Prison, twenty 
thousand pesos. 

In all, tor the Bureau of Prisons, forty thousand pesos. 

From the unexpended balance of funds appropriated by Act Num- 
bered Fifteen hundred and twenty-seven, for the Bureau of Prisons, 
there is hereby made available the sum of one thousand seven hun- 
dred pesos, for the payment of expense of construction of warehouses 
at the Iwahig Penal Settlement, as contemplated by resolution of the 
Commission, dated November ninth, nineteen hundred and six. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

The unexpended balance of funds appropriated by Act Numbered 
Fourteen hundred and seventy-nine, for the completion of the road 
from Baguio to Trinidad, Benguet, is hereby made available for 
expenditure as road and bridge funds of the Province of Benguet, 
under the provisions of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety- 
six, as contemplated by resolution of the Commission, dated May 
twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and six. 

Total of appropriations for all purposes, eight hundred and thirty- 
five thousand four hundred and seventy-two pesos and fifty-five cen- 
tavos, or so much thereof as may be necessary. 

Sec. 2. All balances remaining unexpended when any public works 
or permanent improvements appropriated for by this Act are com- 

Eleted shall be returned at once to the Insular Treasury and shall not 
B available for withdrawal or disbursement thereafter, but shall be 
carried to the general revenues of the Islands. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
appropriation bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in 
accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of pro- 
cedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed Sep- 
tember twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 22, 1906. 



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[No. 1681.] 

AN ACT To equalise and secure uniformity in salaries of provincial governors 

and treasurers. 

By ofuthority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. On and after January first, nineteen hundred and 
seven, the salaries of the provincial governors and provincial treas- 
urers in the provinces hereinafter named shall be as follows : 

(a) In the Provinces of Cebu, Hoilo, abd Pangasinan, six thousand 
pesos per annum each ; 

(6) In the Provinces of Albay, Ambos Camarines, Bulacan, Ilocos 
Sur, La Laguna, Leyte, Occidental Negros, Pampanga, and Tayabas, 
five thousand pesos per annum each ; 

{c) In the Provinces of Batangas, Bohol, Cagayan, Rizal, Samar, 
and Sorsogon, four thousand five nundred pesos per annum each ; 

(d) In the Provinces of Capiz, Cavite, Ilocos Norte, La Union, 
Misamis, Nueva Ecija, Oriental Negros, Surigao, and Tarlac, four 
thousand pesos per annum each ; and 

(e) In the Provinces of Antique, Bataan, Isabela, Romblon, and 
Zambales, three thousand pesos per annum each : 

Provided^ however. That if the provincial governor or provincial 
treasurer in any of the foregoing provinces is now receiving a salary 
greater than that herein fixed, this Act shall not apply to such om- 
cial during his present term of office but shall take effect as to such 
office upon the qualification of his successor. 

Sec. 2. The public good requirinij the speedy ^lactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 22, 1906. 



[No. 1582.] 

AN ACT To provide for the holding of elections in the Philippine Islands, fbr 
tlie organization of the Philippine Assembly, and for other purposes. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Short title, — ^This Act shall be known as the Election 
Law. 

Sec. 2. Definitions and general provisions. — ^Terms used in this Act 
and in Acts amendatory thereor and supplementary thereto shall 
have the meaning and be construed as follows, unless some other 
meaning is plainly apparent from the language or context, or unless 
stich construction is inconsistent with the manifest intent of the 
le^lators : 

The terms " board of inspectors " or " the board," when used herein 

shall mean the board of inspectors of electipn and the poll clerk. 

The board of inspectors shall act through its chairman upon a 

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majority vote of the members, the poll clerk having neither voice 
nor vote in its proceedings. 

Whenever in this Act a provincial board, or a municipal coimcil, 
is diarged with the doing of an act, the same shall be deemed to 
include the Municipal Board of the city of Manila so as to charge 
it with doing the corresponding act with respect to elections required 
to be held in said citj. 

Whenever a municipal secretary or provincial treasurer is charged 
herein with the doing of an act the same shall be deemed to include 
the secretary of the Municipal Board of the city of Manila so as 
to charge him with doing the corresponding act with respect to elec- 
tions required to be held in said city. 

Sec. 3. Elections. — In all the municipalities in the provinces en- 
titled to send Delegates to the Philippine A^embly and in the city 
of Manila, which is deemed and hereby declared to be a province 
within the meaning of section seven of the Act of Congress of July 
first, nineteen hundred and two, an election to elect such Delegates 
shall be held upon the thirtieth day of July, nineteen hundred and 
seven. The Delegates elected at such election shall take office upon 
the convening of the Philippine Assembly and shall hold office until 
their successors are elected and qualified. 

Subsequent elections for such Dele^tes shall be held on the first 
Tuesday after the first Monday in November of nineteen hundred 
and nine and of each odd-numoered year thereafter, and the Dele- 

Sates elected at such elections shall take office upon the first day of 
anuary next following such election and shall hold office for two 
years or until their successors are elected and qualified. 

In all the municipalities in the provinces entitled to elect gov- 
ernors, an election for provincial •governor and third member of 
the provincial board shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first 
Monday in November of nineteen hundred and seven, and upon 
the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each odd- 
numbered year thereafter. The provincial governors and third 
members elected at the elections in nineteen hundred and seven shall 
hold office from the first Monday in March, nineteen hundred and 
eight, until and including the thirty-first day of December, nineteen 
hundred and nine, or until their successors shall have been duly 
elected and qualified for office, and provincial governors and third 
members thereafter elected shall take office on me first of January 
next succeeding their election. 

In all municipalities of the Philippine Islands an election shall 
be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November of 
nineteen hundred and seven, to elect municipal presidents and vice- 

£ residents. The officers then elected shall take office on the first 
[onday of January following their election and shall hold office 
until tne first day of January, nineteen hundred and ten, or until 
their successors are elected or appointed and qualified. Elections 
for municipal president and vice-president shall oe held on the first 
Tuesday after the first Monday of November of each odd-numbered 
year thereafter and the officers elected shall take office on the first of 
January following their election and shall serve for two years or 
until their successors are elected or appointed and qualified. 

In all the municipalities of the Philippine Islands an election for 
councilors shall be held on the fiirst Tuesday after the first Monday 

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in November of nineteen hundred and seven to elect successors to 
those councilors whose terms of office as fixed by law expire on the 
first Monday of January, nineteen hundred and eight. The coun- 
cilors elected at such election shall take office on the first Monday of 
January, nineteen hundred and eight, and shall hold office until the 
first day of January, nineteen hundred and twelve, and until their 
successors are elected or appointed and qualified. An election shall 
be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of 
nineteen hundred and eleven and of every fourth year thereafter to 
elect the successors of said councilors, and the persons elected at such 
elections shall take office on the first day of January following their 
election and shall hold office for four years and until their successors 
are elected or appointed and qualified. 

Those municipal coimcilors elected in nineteen hundred and six for 
two years under the provisions of Act Numbered Eighty-two shall 
hold office until the first day of January, nineteen hundred and ten 
and until their successors are elected or appointed and qualified. An 
election shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of 
November, nineteen hundred and nine, and every fourth year there- 
after to elect their successors. The persons elected at sucii elections 
shall take office on the first day of January following their election 
and shall hold office for four years or until their successors are elected 
or appointed and qualified. 

So much of this Act as provides for elections of delegates to the 
Philippine Assembly shall apply to the townships of Bulalacao, Cala- 
pan, Caliiya Island, Lubang Island, Mamburao, Naujan, Pinamala- 
yan, and Sablayan in Mindoro and in the townships or Caeavancillo, 
Coron, Cuyo, Puerto Princesa, and Taytay in Palawan, ana the town- 
diip of San Quintin in Ilocos Sur, which are hereby declared to be 
municipalities and containing a sufficient proportion of civilized 
people, for the purpose of electing delegates to the Philippine Assem- 
bly, and for no other purpose. The provincial board of the province 
in which said townships are situated shall perform the duties aevolved 
by this Act upon municipal councils with respect to such elections for 
Delecate to the Philippine Assembly and shall perform them suffi- 
ciently in advance of the times herein prescribea that the rights of 
the people or the times in which acts or duties are herein required or 
permitted to be done shall not be abridged. In said townships at 
said elections the duties herein devolved upon municipal secretaries 
shall be done by the township secretary. The expense of such elec- 
tions shall be borne by the townships in which they are held. 

The Governor-General, with the consent of the Philippine Com- 
mission, may postpone, tor such time as may be deemed necessary, 
any municipal or provincial election, when in the exercise of his 
reasonable aiscretion the presence of ladronism or anala^us cause, 
or of sedition or rebellion or analagous cause, or of public calamity 
or epidemic, shall render such action conducive to the public interest. 

In all elections held under this Act a plurality of the votes legally 
cast shall elect 

Sec. 4. Vacancies and special elections. — ^Whenever a vacancy shall 
occur in an elective provincial office the Governor-General shall 
appoint a suitable person to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term 
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Whenever a vacancy shall occur in an elective municipal office the 
same shall be filled by appointment by the provincial board and the 
officer so appointed shall serve until the first of January following 
the next general election. If said next general election be one in the 
middle or the term of office the successor shall be elected for the unex- 
pired term. 

Upon the failure to elect any Delegate at any election at which the 
office is authorized to be filled, or upon the death or disqualification 
of a person elected a Delegate before the beginning of his official term^ 
the Govemor-Greneral shall make a proclamation of a special election 
to fill such office for the unexpired term, specifying the district in 
which the election is to be held, and the date thereof, which shall not 
be less than forty nor more than ninety days, reckoned from the date 
of the proclamation. 

Except in the case of a failure to elect as hereinbefore provided, a 
special election shall not be held to fill a vacancy in the office of a 
Delegate to the Assemblv, imless such vacancy occur on or before the 
first day of February of the last year of the term of office, or imless 
occurring thereafter and a special session of the Assembly be called 
to meet bBfore the next general election. 

Whenever a new municipality shall be created the Governor-Gren- 
eral shall call a special election, to be held not more than three months 
after such call, by the qualified voters of such new municipality imless 
a general election is to he held within said three months or unless other- 
wise provided in the Act creating the same. At such election a presi- 
dent, vice-president, and the number of councilors appropriate to a 
municipality of its class, shall be chosen; of the number of councilors 
to be elected, the one-half receiving the smaller number of votes shall 
be declared elected for a term which shall expire on January first fol- 
lowing the general election next after the election at which they were 
chosen; the one-half receiving the larger number of votes shall be 
declared elected for a term two years longer. In case such division 
can not be made by reason of a tie between two or more candidates, 
the term of office of the tied candidates shall be determined by lot in 
the manner prescribed in section twenty-six of this Act. The terms 
of office of the president and vice-president shall expire on the first 
of January of nineteen hundred and eight, nineteen hundred and ten, 
nineteen hundred and twelve, or any second year thereafter, as the 
case may be. The successors of all such officers shall be elected at the 

funeral election preceding the expiration of their terms of office, 
uch new municipality shall come into existence as a separate corpo- 
rate organization upon the qualification of the newly elected president 
and vice-president and a majority of the newly elected council. The 
officers or the old municipality or municipalities who are residing in 
the territory comprising the new municipality shall, unless an entire 
barrio or barrios are included in the district so separated, hold their 
offices until their successors are elected and qualined. For the first 
election in new municipalities the provincial board shall divide the 
new territory into election precincts and shall appoint the necessary 
inspectors or election and poll clerks and a suitable person to perform 
the duties of municipal secretary with respect to such election, all of 
whom shall act until their successors are chosen and qualified as here- 
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and provide the supplies for such election, the expense of all of which 
shall be payable by the new municipality. 

The boards of inspectors so appointed shall meet and register the 
qualified voters as hereinafter provided, and the election shall proceed 
under the provisions of this Act, the necessary funds therefor being 
advanced oy the province and afterwards collected from the new 
municipality. For such first election the provincial board shall act 
as a board of canvassers. 

Whenever a provincial or municipal election shall have resulted in 
a failure to legally elect one or more officers and a special election shall 
have been called and held thereafter for the office or offices to be filled 
and shall have resulted in a failure to legally elect one or more of 
such officers, the Governor-General, by and with the consent of the 
Philippine Commission, shall appoint a citizen of the Philippine 
Islands or of the United States to fill any such unfilled provincial 
office, and the provincial board, by and with the consent of the Gov- 
ernor-General, shall appoint a duly qualified elector of the municipal- 
ity to fill any such uimlled municipal office. An officer so appointed 
shall hold office for the term for which the office should have been 
filled by election. 

Sec. 6. The Philippine Assembly. — ^The Philippine Assembly shall 
consist of eighty-one members, apportioned among the provinces as 
follows: Albay, three; Ambos Camarines, three; Antique, one; 
Bataan, one; Batangas, three; Bohol, three; Bulac&n, two; Caga- 
y4n, two; Cdpiz, three; Cavite, one; Cebti, seven; Bocos Norte, 
two; Ilocos Sur, three; Iloilo, five: Isabela, one; La Laguna, two; 
La Uni6n, two ; Leyte, four ; Manila, two ; Mindoro, one ; Misamis, 
two; Nueva Ecija, one; Occidental Negros, three; Oriental Negros, 
two ; Palawan, one ; Pampanga, two ; Pangasindn^ five ; Bizal, two ; 
Rombl6n, one; Samar, three; Sorsog6n, two ; Surigao, one; Tdrlac, 
two ; Tayabas, two ; Zambales, one. 

When another province not hereinbefore included be added to the 
foregoing the Delegate or Delegates apportioned to it shall be in 
addition to the number eighty-one, and such representation shall be 
in the ratio of one for every ninety thousand or population and one 
for an additional major fraction thereof. If at any time any change 
shall be made in the boundaries of the provinces at present existing 
or any new province shall be created, a readjustment of the appor- 
tionment of Delegates of all provinces affected by such change of 
boundaries or by tne creation of such new provinces shall be made on 
the basis of the original adjustment herein provided for: Provided^ 
however^ That at no time shall the total number of Delegates exceed 
one hundred. 

In case any such new province shall be entitled to more than one 
Delegate it shall be divided into as many districts as it is entitled 
to E^legates. Said districts shall be composed of contiguous and 
compact territory as near as may be and contain as nearly as practica- 
ble an equal number of inhabitants. 

Members of the Philippine Legislature, in all cases except treason, 
breach of the peace, and felony which, for the purpos^ of this Act, 
shall be considered a crime punishable by death or imprisonment 
for four years or more, shall be privileged from arrest during their 
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returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either 
house they shall not be questioned in anv other place. 

No Delegate to the Philippine Assembly shall, during the time for 
which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the au- 
thority of the Grovernment or the Philippine Islands which shall have 
been created or the emoluments whereof shall have been increased 
during such time; and no person holding any office under the Grov- 
ernment of the Philippine Islands shall be a member of said Assem- 
bly during his continuance in office. 

Sec. 6. Compensation and expenses of Delegates to the Assembly, — 
Unless otherwise provided by law each Delegate shall receive twenty 
pesos per day for each day of actual sitting of the Assembly, and 
shall also receive his actual and necessary expenses for transportation 
and subsistence en route of himself only, from his residence to Manila 
and return, once for each session he actually attends. No other com- 
pensation or expenses shall be paid to any Delegate. 

The Assembly shall choose a Recorder to the Philippine Assembly 
who until otherwise provided by law shall receive twenty pesos for 
each day of the session and for such additional days as may be au- 
thorized by resolution of the Assembly for the purpose of completing 
the records of the session. Such additional clerks, stenographers, 
pages, and other subordinate employees to serve while the Assembly 
IS in session as may be necessary shall be appointed by the Assemblv 
at salaries, not to exceed that of the Recoraer, as may be by it fixed, 
the whole sum for such purpose not to exceed twenty-five thousand 
pesos for the first session. 

The Executive Secretary shall be the custodian of the records of 
the Legislature. 

Stationery for the use of the Assembly shall be provided by the 
Director oi Printing to the extent of not exceeding five thousand 
pesos for the first session. 

Sec. 7. Division into districts^ and representation. — Each district 
for which provision is hereinafter made shall be entitled to elect one 
Delegate to the Assembly : Provided^ however^ That the whole num- 
ber elected from any province shall not exceed the number prescribed 
for that province in section five of this Act. 

The provinces hereinbefore mentioned as being entitled to elect 
more than one Delegate are hereby divided into Assembly districts, 
as follows : 

Albay : First District — Composed of the municipalities of Bacacay, 
Libog, Malilipot, Malinao, Tabaco, and Tivi. Second District — 
Composed of the municipalities of Albay, Bat6, Calolbon, Daraga, 
Legaspi, Manito, Pandan, Rapu-Rapu, Viga, and Virac. Third 
District— Composed of the municipalities of Camalig, Guinobatan, 
Jovellar, Libon, Ligao, Oas, and Polangui. 

Ambos Camarines: First District — Composed of the municipalities 
of Capalonga, Daet, Gainza, Indan, Labo, Libmanan, Lupi, Mambu- 
lao, Milaor, Minalabac, Pamplona, Paracale, Pasacao, Ragay, San 
Fernando, San Vicente, and Sipocot. Second District — (S)mposed 
of th^ municipalities of Baao, Bato, Bula, Calabanga, Iriga, Maga- 
rao, Nabua, Nueva Cdceres, and Pili. Third District — Composed of 
the municipalities of Buhi, Caramoan, Groa, Lagonoy, Sagnay, San 
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Batangas: First District — Composed of the municipalities of 
Balayaii, Calaca, Lemery, Nasugbu, Taal, Talisay, and Tanauan. 
Second ]Mstrict--0)mposed of the mmiicipalities of Batangas^ Bauan, 
Cuenca, and Ibaan. Third District — Composed of the municipalities 
of Lipa, Loboo, Rosario, San Jos6, San Juan de Bocboc, and Santo 
Tomdk 

Bohol: First District — Composed of the municipalities of Ante- 

Juera, Badavon, Calape, Corella, Cort&, Dauis, Loon. Maribojoc, 
^anglao^ and Ta^bilaran. Second District — Composed of the mu- 
nici[>alities of ^burquerque, Balilihan, Batuan^ Bilar, C&rmen, 
Dimiao, Inabanca, Loay, Loboc, Sevilla, and Tubigon. Third Dis- 
trict — Composed of the municipalities of Anda, Candijaj, Duero, 
Grarcfa-Hemandez, Guindulman, Jagna, Jetafe, Mabini, Sierra- 
Bullones, Talibon, Ubay, and Valencia. 

Bulacan : First District — Composed of the municipalities of Bula- 
can, Calumjpit, Ha^noy. Malolos^ Paombong, and Quinj^a. Second 
District — Composed of tne municipalities of Angat, Baliuag, Bocaue, 
Meycauayan, Polo, San Miguel, and Santa Maria. 

Cagayan: First District — Composed of the municipalities of 
Alcali, Amulung, Aparri, Bag^o, Basco, Calayan, Camalaniugan, 
Gattaran, Iguig, Lal-lo, Peiia Blanca, and Tuguegarao. Second Dis- 
trict — Composed of the mimicipalities of Abulug, Claverla, Enrile, 
Mauanan, Pamplona, Piat, S&nchez-Mira, Santo Nino, Solana, and 
Tuao. 

Capiz: First District — Composed of the municipalities of Capiz, 
Dao, l^anay, Panitan, Pilar, and Pontevedra. Second District — Com- 
posed of the municipalities of Dumalag, Dumarao, luisan, Jamindan, 
Mambusao, New Washington, Sapi&n, Sigma, and Tapas. Thira 
District — Composed of the mimicipalities of Buruanga, Calibo, Iba- 
jay, Libacao^ Malinao, Nabas, and Taft. 

Cebfi: First District — Composed of the municipalities of Bogo, 
Borbon, Cdrmen, Catmon, Danao, Pilar, San Francisco, Tabogon. 
and Tudela. Second District — Composed of the municipalities or 
Cebti, Liloan, Mandaue, and Opon. Third District — Composed of 
the municipalities of Carcar, Mmglanilla, Naga, San Fernando, and 
Talisay. Fourth District— Composed of the mimicipalities of Ar^o, 
Dala^ete. and Sibonga. Fifth District — Composed of the munici- 

Ealities oi Ale^fa, Badian, Boljo-on, Ginatilan, Malabuyoc, Moal- 
ual, Oslob, and Samboan. Sixth District — Composed of the munici- 
palities of Aloguinsan,Barili,Dumanjug,Pinamunga]an,and Toledo. 
Seventh District— Composed of the municipalities of Asturias. 
Balamban, Bantayan, Daan-Bantayan, Medellm, San Bemigio, and 
Tuburan. 

Hocos Norte: First District — Composed of the municipalities of 
Bacarra, Ban^, Laoag (exclusive of the barrio of San Nicolas) • 
Pasuquin, Piddig, and San Miguel. Second District — Composed or 
the municipalities of Badoc, Batac, Dingras, Paoay, and the barrio 
of San Nicolas, Laoag. 

Hocos Sur: First District — Composed of the municipalities of 
Cabugao, Lapog, Magsingal, Santo Doming, Sinait, and Vi^an. 
Second Distnct^-Composwi of the municipdities of Candon, Nar- 
vacan, Santa Cruz, Santa Lucia, Santa Maria, Santiago, and 
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inied, Bucay, Dolores, La Paz, Pilar, San Quintin (township), and 
Santa. 

Iloilo: First District — Composed of the municipalities of Guim- 
bal, Mia^o, Oton, and Tigbauan. Second District — Composed of 
the municipalities of Arevalo, Buenavista, and Iloilo. Third Dis- 
trict — Composed of the municipalities of Cabatuan, Leon, and 
Santa Barbara. Fourth District — Composed of the municipalities 
of Barotac Nuevo, Janiuay, and Pototan. Fifth District— Com- 
posed of the municipalities of Balasan, Banate, Passi, and Sara. 

La Lamina: First District — Composed of the municipalities of 
Binan, Cabuyao, Calamba, Calauan, Los Bafios, Pila, San Pablo, 
San Pedro Tunasan, and Santa Sosa. Second District— Composed 
of the municipalities of Lilio, Luisiana, Lumban, Mabitac, Magda- 
lena, Majayjayj Nagcarlan, Paete, Pagsanjan, Pangil, Santa Cruz, 
and Siniloan. 

La Union: First District — Composed of the municipalities of 
Bacnotan, Balaoan, Bangar, Luna, San Fernando, and San Juan. 
Second Districts-Composed of the municipalities oi Agoo, Aringay, 
Bauang, Naguilian, Santo Tomas, and Tubao. 

Leyte: First District — Composed of the municipalities of Alme- 
rla, Baybay, Caibiran, Leyte, Merida, Naval, Ormoc, Palompon, and 
San Isidro. Second District — Composed of the municipalities of 
Bat6, Cabalian, Hilongos, Hindang, Inopacan, Liloan, Maasin, 
Malitbog, Matalom, San Ricardo, and Soffod. Third District — 
Composed of the municipalities of Abuyog, Barugp, Burauen, Cari- 
gara, Dagami, Hinunanga, and Jaro. Fourth District — Composed 
of the municipalities of Alangalang, Babatungon, Dulag, Palo, 
Tacloban, Tanauan, and Tolosa. 

Manila: First District — Composed of the districts of BinonddJ 
Intramuros, San Nicolas, and Tondo. Second District— Composed 
of the districts of Ermita, Malate, Paco, Pandacan, Quiapo, Sam- 
paloc, San Miguel, Santa Aiia, and Santa Cruz. 

Misamis: First District— Composed of the municipalities of 
Balingasag, Mambajao, Tagoloan, and Talisayan. Second Dis- 
trict — Composed of the mumcipalities of Cagayan, Initao, Jimdnez, 
Langaran, Misamis, and Oroouieta. 

Occidental Negros: First District — Composed of the municipal- 
ities of C4diz, Escalante, Manapla, Sagay, San Carlos, Saravia, 
Silajr, and Victorias. Second District — Composed of the munici- 

Salities of Bacolod, Bago, La Carlota, Murcia, Talisay, and Valla- 
olid. Third District— Composed of the municipalitiee of Binal- 
ba^an, Cauayan, Hog, Isabela, Jimamaylan, Jinigaran, and Ponte- 
vedra. 

Oriental Negros: First District — Composed of the municipalities 
of Ayuouitan, Bais, Dumaffuete, Guiljungan, Tanjay, and Tayasan. 
Second District — Composed of the municipalities of Bacon, Dauin, 
Lazi, Larena, Luzuriaga, Siatoii^ Siquijor, and Tolong. 

Pampanga: First District — Composed of the municipalities of 
Angeles, Bacolor, Floridablanca, Guagua, Lubao, Macabebe. Porac, 
and Santa Rita. Second District — Composed of the municipalities 
of Apalit, Arayat, Candaba, Mabalacat, Magalan, Mexico, San Fer- 
nando, and San Luis. 

Pangasinan: First District — Composed of the municipalities of 
Agno, Aguilar, Alaminos, Anda, Bani, Bolinao, Lifanta, Lingayen, 

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Salasa, San Isidro, and Sual. Seccmd District — Composed of the 
municipalities of Binmaley, Dagupan, Mangatarem, San Carlos, 
and Urbiztondo. Third District — Composed of the municipcdities 
of Alava, Bayambang, Calasiao, Malasiqui, Mangaldan, San Fabiin, 
and Santa Barbara. Fourth District — Composra of the municipal- 
ities of Alcala, Bautista, Binalonan, Manaoag, Pozorrubio, San 
Jacinto, Urdaneta, and Villasis. Fifth District — Composed of 
the municipalities of Asingan. Balungao, Natividad, Bosales, San 
Manuel, San Nicolas, San Quintin, Santa Marfa, Tayug, and 
Umingan. 

Bizal: First District — Composed of the municipa,lities of Caloo- 
can, Malabon^ Navotas, Paranaque, Pasay, San Felipe Neri, San 
Pedro Macati, and Taffuiff. Second District — Composed of the 
municipalities of Antipmo, Binangonan, Mariquina, Morong, Pasig, 
Pililla, San Mateo, Tanay, and Taytay. 

Samar: First District — Composed of the municipalities of Allen, 
Bob6n, Calbayog, Capul, Catarman, Catubig, Laoang, Lavezares, 
Oquendo, Palapag, Pambujan, and San Antonio. Second District — 
Composed of the municipalities of Alma^ro, Basey, Calbiga^ Catba- 
lo^n, G4ndara, Santa Kita^ Santo Nino, Tarangnan, Villareal, 
"V^l^ight, and Zumarraga. Third District — Composed of the munic- 
ipalities of Balangiga, Borongan, Dolores, Guiuan, Llorente, Oras, 
ban Julian, Sulat, and Taft. 

Sorsogon: First District — Composed of the mimicipalities of 
Bacon, Barcelona- Bulusan, Casiguran, Castilla, Gubat, Irosin, Juban, 
Matnog, Ih'ieto-Diaz, Santa Magdalena, and Sorsogon. Second Dis- 
trict— <Jomposed of the municipalities of Aroroy, Sulan, Cataingan, 
Dimasalang, Donsol, Magallanes, Mandaon, Masbate, Milagros, Mobo, 
Pilar, Placer, Pulanduta, San Fernando, San Jacinto, San Pascual, 
and Uson. 

Tarlac: First District--Composed of the municipalities of Ca- 
miling, Moncada, Panioui, and Pura. Second District — Composed 
of the municipalities of Bamban, Capas, Concepci6n, La Paz, Tarlac, 
and Victoria. 

Tayabas: First District — Composed of the municipalities of Ati- 
monan, Baler, Infanta, Lucban, Lucena, Mauban, Pagbilao, Polillo, 
Sampaloc, Sariaya, Tayabas, and Tiaon. Second District— Com- 
posea of the municipalities of Alabat, Boac, Calauag, Catanauan, 
Gasan, Guinayangan, Gim\ac&, Lopez, Mulanay, Pitogo, Santa Cruzj 
and Torrijos. 

The provincial boards of each of the above-named provinces, within 
ten we^ after the passage of this Act, shall cause to be prepared and 
filed with the Executive Secretary an outline map or plan of each of 
the Assembly districts within such province, showing the^ location 
and names of the municipalities, or portions thereof, included in 
each district A copy of the said map or plan shall also be posted 
and kept posted in at least three conspicuous public places in each 
municipality and barrio thereof composing each district, at least 
ninety days prior to every general election. 

Sec. 8. Ecection precincts. — ^Each municipality shall have at least 
one election precinct. The municipal council in each municipality 
containing more than four hundrea voters shall, at least sixty days 
before the first election held under the provisions of this Act, divide 
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as practicable, shall be composed of contiguous and compact terri- 
tory, and shall contain not to exceed four hundred voters : Provided^ 
however^ That wherever any barrio or barrios of any municipality 
are made a part of a district in which the rest of the municipalitv 
is not included^ the municipal council of the said municipality shall 
define the precmcts of said barrio or barrios. If at anv election the 
number of voters registered in any election precinct shall exceed four 
hundred, the municipal council shall, at least four months before the 
following election, redistrict said municipality as above provided. 
Maps or plans plainly showing the boundaries of the precmct shall 
be posted and kept posted at the polling place or places and at two 
other conspicuous public places in each precinct for at least forty-five 
days before each election, and the plans of all the precincts of the 
municipality shall be kept posted at the municipal building for the 
same number of davs before each election. Notice and plan of such 
redivision shall be filed with the provincial treasurer. 

Sec. 9. Designation and arrangement of polling places. — ^At least 
sixtjr days before each general election the municipal council in each 
mimicipality in which such elections are to be held shall designate 
in each election precinct a place, as centrally located with respect 
to the residences of the voters as is practicable, where the elections 
and the meetings of the board of inspectors for registration herein- 
after provided for shall be held during the year. Each such place 
so designated shall, if practicable, be a room upon the lower floor, 
of reasonable size, sufficient to admit and comfortably accommodate 
twenty electors at one time outside the guard rails. No liquors shall 
be sold or cockfights held in any building so designated from the 
time of designation until the day after election. It for any cause a 
place so designated shall thereafter and before election be destroyed 
or for any cause can not be used, the municipal council shall forth- 
with meet and designate some other suitable place for holding such 
registry and election. Not more than one polling place shall be in 
the same room, and not more than two pollmg places shall be' in the 
same building. The municipal council snail provide for each polling 
place at each election the necessary ballot and other boxes, guard 
rail, booths, stationery and supplies necessary for the lawrui con- 
duct of each registration and election thereat; shall preserve the 
same when not in use and shall deliver all such ballot or other boxes 
for each polling place at the opening of the polls of each election. 
Whenever the municipal council shall be unable to procure suitable 
places, or whenever it shall be more economical so to do, such council 
may provide temporary or portable structures adequate to the purpose, 
and shall take such measures as are proper and necessary for the 
storing thereof and reerection of the same at the following election. 
Such structures may be erected in any public street or plaza, but not 
so as to block traffic thereon. No building owned or inhabited by any 
person who is a candidate for any office for which votes are to be cast 
m any precinct shall be used as a polling place for that precinct. 

There shall be in each polling place during each election a sufficient 
number of voting booths not less than one for every fifty voters in the 
election precinct Each such booth ^all be at least one meter square, 
shall have four sides inclosed, each at least two meters high, and the 
one in front shall open and shut as a door swinging outward and 
shall extend to within fifty centimeters of the floor. Each such booth 
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across one side of the booth at a convenient height for writing, and 
shall be kept furnished with indelible pencils to enable the voters to 
conveniently prepare their ballots for voting. Each booth diall be 
kept clearly lighted, while the polls are open and until the canvass is 
completed, bv artificial lights if necessary. A guard rail shall be 
placed at each polling place at least two meters from the ballot boxes 
and from the booths, and no ballot box or booth shall be placed within 
two meters of such rail, and each guard rail shall be provided with an 
entrance and exit, the one separate from the other. The arrangement 
of the polling place shall be such that the booths can onlv be reached 
by passing within the guard rail, and that the booths, oallot boxes, 
election officers, and every part of the polling place, except the inside 
of the booths, shall be in plain view of the election omcers and of 
persons just outside the guard rail. Such booths shall be so arranged 
that there shall be no access thereto except by the door in the front of 
said booth. 

A printed copy of this Act, in English and Spanish, shall be hung 
and kept in a conspicuous available position in every polling place 
on all registration days and on election day and may be consult^ by 
any voter or person offering to register. 

Sec. 10. Liquors^ cockjfiffhtinOj and booths in vicinity, — No intoxi- 
cating liquors shall be sold or dispensed within thirty meters of any 
polling place on any registration day nor within one hundred and 
fifty meters of any polling place on any election day during the hours 
for voting; nor snail any temporary booths, tents, or shelters of any 
kind for the sale or display of any wares, merchandise, or refresh- 
ments, solid or liquid, or for any otner purpose whatsoever, be erected 
or maintained on said days within said distances during the hours 
aforesaid ; nor shall any cockfight be held in any municipality upon 
any election day. 

OEC. 11. Notices of special elections. — ^The Executive Secretary, 
upon the filing in his office of the Governor-General's proclamation 
ordering a special election, shall forthwith make and transmit to the 
treasurer of each province a notice under his hand and official $eal, 
stating the day upon which such election shall be held and stating 
eadi office to be voted for at such election by the electors of the po- 
litical division affected. If any such officer is to be elected to fill a 
vacancy, the n.otice shall so state and shall state the term for which 
such office is to be filled. The provincial treasurer upon the receipt 
of such notice shall forthwith file and record the same in his office 
and cause a copy thereof to be mailed to the secreary of each munici- 
pality affected. Each municipal secretary upon receipt thereof shall 
forthwith file and record the same and shall cause at least three copies 
thereof to be posted in three conspicuous public places in each elec- 
tion precinct of such municipality and one copy thereof at the munici- 
pal building. 

Sec. 12. Qualifications of officers. — ^A Delegate to the Philippine 
Assembly must be at the time of his election a qualified elector of the 
district n-om which he may be chosen, owing allegiance to the United 
States, and not less than twenty-five years of age. 

Provincial governors and third members of provincial boards must 
be at the time of the election qualified electors in the province; they 
must have been bona fide residents therein for at least one year prior 
to the date of their election ; must owe allegiance to the United States, 
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evevy That the provisions of this section shall not apply to those per- 
sons or cases wnere the Governor-General shall appoint a provincial 
governor or third member of a provincial board under the existing 
provisions of law. 

An elective municipal officer must have been, at the time of the 
election, a qualified voter and resident in the municipality for at 
least one year, owing allegiance to the United States; he must be 
not less than twenty-three years of age, and be able to read and write 
intellig^itly either Spanish, English, or the local dialect : Provided, 
That a person ineligible for office by reason of nonpayment of taxes 
who is elected to any office may remove such ineligibility by the pay- 
ment of the taxes before the date fixed by law for assuming office, 
but not afterwards. 

Unless fully pardoned, no person who has been convicted of a 
crime which is punishable by imprisonment for two years or more 
shall hold any public office, and no person disqualified from holding 
public office by the sentence of a court or under the provisions of Act 
Numbered Eleven hundred and twenty-six shall be eligible to hold 
public office during the term of his disqualification. 

The official acts of a person who is elected and assumes office when 
ineligible thereto shall not be invalid, but such office shall be vacated 
in the manner following immediately upon discovery of such ineli- 
gibility: 

Any member of a provincial board or other person who has infor- 
mation that the provincial governor or third member is ineligible 
shall at once report the matter to the Governor-General who shall 
order an investigation by such officer or officers as he may appoint 
for the purpose, giving the governor-elect or third member elect, as 
the case may be, opportunitv to present evidence in his behalf, and 
upon the report thereof shall declare the office vacant, or dismiss the 
proceedings, as the facts may warrant. 

Any councilor or other municipal officer or other person who has 
information that a municipal officer is ineligible shall immediately 
report the matter to the municipal council which shall hold an 
investigation giving the officer opportunity to present the evidence 
in his lavor. The council shall declare the office vacant or dismiss 
the proceedings as the facts may warrant. A record of the proceed- 
ings and evidence shall be kept and forwarded to the provincial 
board which, within thirty days, shall affirm or reverse the action 
of the council. 

Sec. 18. Qualifications of voters, — Every male person twentv-three 
years of age or over who has had a legal residence for a period of six 
months immediately preceding the election in the municipality in 
which he exercises the suffrage, and who is not a citizen or subject 
of any foreign power, and who is comprised within one of the fol- 
lowing three classes — 

(a) Those who, prior to the thirteenth of August, eighteen hun- 
dred and ninety-eight, held the office of municipal captain, gober- 
nadorcillo, alcalde, lieutenant, cabeza de barangay, or member of any 
ayimtamiento ; 

(6) Those who own real property to the value of five hundred 
pesos, or who annually pay thirty pesos or more of the established 
taxes; 

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(c) Those who speak, read, and write English or Spanish shall 
be entitled to vote at all elections: Provided, That officers, sol- 
diers, sailors, or marines of the Army or Navy of the United States 
shall not be considered as having acquired legal residence within 
the meaning of this section by reason of their having been stationed 
in the municipalities for the required six months. 

Sec. 14. Dtsqualifications. — The following persons shall be dis- 
qualified from voting: 

(a) Any person who is delinquent in the payment of public taxes 
assessed since August thirteenth, eighteen hundfred and ninety -eight; 

(6) Any person who has been deprived of the right to vote by the 
sentence of a court of competent jurisdiction since August thirteenth, 
ei^teen hundred and ninety-eight ; 

(c) Any person who has taken and violated the oath of allegiance 
to the United States ; 

Id) Any person who, on the first day of May, nineteen hundred 
ana one, or thereafter, was in arms in the Philippine Islands against 
the authority or sovereignty of the United States, whether such per- 
son be an officer, soldier, or civilian: 

(e) Any person who, since the last day of March, nineteen hun- 
dred and one, has made or hereafter shall make contribution of money 
or other valuable thing in aid of any person or organization against 
the authority or sovereignty of the United States, or who shall 
demand or receive such contribution from others, or who shall make 
any contribution to any person or organization hostile to or in arms 
against the authority or sovereignty of the United States, for the 
purpose of securing any protection, immunity, or benefit ; 

(/) Any person who, since the last day of March, nineteen hun- 
dred and one, has or hereafter shall in any manner whatsoever give 
aid and comfort to any person or organization in said Islands in 
opposition to or in arms against the authority or sovereignty of the 
United States ; 

(g) Insane or feeble-minded persons : 

Provided J That the provisions of subsection (d) shall not apply 
to those persons who surrendered in Cebu to Brigadier-General 
Huffhes or to thase who were on October thirty-first, nineteen hun- 
dred and one, inhabitants of the town of Pilar in the Province of 
Sorsoffon : And provided further, That the provisions of subsections 
(rf), {e)j and (/) shall not apply to acts done prior to the surrender 
by persons who surrendered to Brigadier-General Samuel Sumner 
in the Province of La Laguna in the month of June, nineteen 
hundred and one: And provided further, That the disqualifications 
prescribed in the foregoing subsections (d), (e), and (/) shall 
not apply to persons who have received the benefits of an amnesty 
and have not since committed any of the acts set forth in sai5 
subsections. 

Sec. 15. Inspectors of election, — ^It shall be the duty of the munici- 
pal council in each municipality wherein an election is to be held 
to appoint on the first Tuesday of June of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and seven and on the first Tuesday of September in each 
year thereafter during which a regular election is to be held three 
inspectors of election and one poll clerk for each election precinct 
therein who shall hold office for two years from said Tuesday. 

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Should there be in such municipality one or more political parties 
or branches thereof which shall have polled thirty pjer centum or 
over of the votes cast at the preceding general election, then two 
of the said inspectors shall belong to the party which polled the 
largest number of votes in said municipality at the said preceding 
election and the other inspector shall belong to the party which polled 
the next largest number of votes at said election : Provided^ however. 
That at the first election held under this law appointments oi 
inspectors and poll clerks may be made without regard to political 
parties. 

Said inspectors shall be ineligible to be elected or appointed to 
any other office during their term of office. No person who holds 
any public office, or is a candidate for public office, shall be eligible 
to appointment as inspector or poll clerk, or serve as such after he 
becomes a candidate. 

All persons appointed inspectors of election or poll clerks shall be 
qualified electors of their respective precincts, of good character, not 
convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude and able to read, 
write, and speak either English, Spanish, or the local dialect under- 
standingly. The persons so appointed shall be notified and shall each 
take and subscribe before the municipal secretary the following oath 
of office within twenty days after the date of the notice of appoint- 
ment: 



Philippine Islands, 

Municipality of 

OATH OF INSPECTOR. 



\ss 



I, , do solemnly swear (or affirm) 

that I will faithfully and fairly perform the duties of inspector of election for 

the Precinct of to the best of my knowledge, 

understanding and ability; that I recognize and accept the supreme authority 
of the United States of America in these Islands and will maintain true faith 
and allegiance to the United States of America ; that I will support the Govern- 
ment and laws of the United States of America and of the Philippine Islands; 
that I will honestly and Justly administer my duties according to the election 
law without prejudice or favor toward any person, candidate, party, society, 
or religious sect, and that I take this oath freely and without evasion or mental 
reservation whatsoever. So help me God. 

(In case of affirmation the words "So help me God" should be stricken out) 

(Signature.) 
Sworn to before me this day of , 190>- 



(Signature of officer administering oath.) 

Whoever shall be appointed and sworn into office as inspector of 
election or poll clerk shall receive a certificate of appointment from 
the municipal president in such form as he shall prescribe, specifying 
the election precinct, the name of the person appointed and the date 
of the expiration of his term of office. In case of a vacancjr in the 
office of inspector of election or poll clerk the same shall be filled for 
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Before otherwise entering upon their duties the inspectors of each 
precinct shall meet and appoint one of their number chairman, or, 
if a majority shall not agree upon such appointment thev shall draw 
lots for such position. If at tne time of any meeting of the inspect- 
ors there shall be a vacancy in the office of any inspector or poll 
clerk, or if any inspector shall be absent from any such meeting, 
except as provided m section seventeen of this Act, the inspector 
or inspectors present shall appoint a qualified elector of the precinct 
who, in case of an inspector, shall be a member of the same political 
party as the absent inspector, to fill such vacancy until such absent 
officer shall appear or tne vacancv be filled as hereinabove provided. 
If at any sucn time the offices of inspectors are all vacant, or if no 
inspector shall appear within one hour after the time fixed by law 
for the opening oi such meeting the qualified electors of the precinct 
present, not less than ten, may designate three qualified voters of the 
precinct to fill such vacancies, or to act in the place of such inspectors 
respectively until the absent inspectors respectively appear or their 
vacancies are filled by the council as hereinabove pr6viaed. In case 
of the filling of vacancies by the inspectors, or by the qualified voters 
of the precinct, the inspectors so appointed shall take the oath before- 
the chairman of the board, or if he oe not present shall administer it 
among themselves, and such oaths shall be forwarded forthwith to 
the municipal secretary for filing. 

Sec. 16. Preservation of order hy inspectors. — ^AU meetings of the 
board of inspectors shall be public. Tne said board and each indi- 
vidual member thereof, shall have full authority to preserve peace 
and good order at such meetings and around the polls, and to keep 
the access thereto open and unobstructed, and to enforce obedience 
to their lawful commands during their meetings. The said board 
may appoint one or more electors to communicate their orders and 
directions and to assist in the performance of their duties in this 
section enjoined. If any person shall refuse to obey the lawful com- 
mand of the inspectors, or by disorderly conduct, in their presence 
or hearing, shall interrupt or disturb their proceedings, they may 
make an order in writing directing any peace officer to take the 
I)erson so offending into custody and detain him until the adjourn- 
ment of that meetmg; but such order shall not be so executed as to 
prevent the person so taken into custody from exercising his right 
to vote at such election. Such order shall be executed by any peace 
officer to whom the same shall be delivered; but if none shall be 
present, by any other person deputed by such board in writing. 

Sec. 17. Registry of voters. — The board of inspectors for each 
election precinct in wnich an election is to be held shall hold four 
meetings for the registry of voters at the place designated therefor 
before each general election, on the sixth Friday, sixth Saturday and 
the fifth Friday and fifth Saturday before the election. The said 
inspectors shall also meet upon the Saturday next before election for 
the purpose of correcting this list, by adding names thereto or strik- 
ing names therefrom in accordance with the orders of the constituted 
authorities, as hereinafter provided, and to number and complete the 
list. Each meeting except the last shall begin at seven o'clock in the 
morning and continue until seven o'clock in the evening with not 
more than one intermission of one hour and a half. 

The inspectors of each election precinct shall prepare at such 
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to vote in such precinct at such election who present themselves for 
i*egistration, which, when finally completed, snail be the register of 
the voters of the precinct for such election. Such lists shall be 
arranged in columns. In the first column there shall be entered, at 
the time of the completion of the registry, a number, opposite the 
name of each person registered, beginninjg with one and continuing 
in consecutive order to the end of the list In the second column 
shall be placed the surname used generally by such persons in alpha- 
betical order ; in the third column the respective Christian names of 
such persons; in the fourth column the respective numbers of the 
cedulas of such persons for the calendar year in which the election 
is held ; in the fifth column the respective residences of such persons 
by street and number or, if there oe none, by a brief description of 
the locality thereof. At each meeting, except the last, a space shall 
be left after each set of surnames feginning with the same letter 
sufficient for the addition thereto at subsequent meetings of surnames 
beginning with the same letter. Before any such names are added 
at any such subsequent meeting there shall be written " added at the 
second meeting," '' added at third meeting," or " added at fourth 
meeting," as the case may be. Before any name is placed upon the 
list the applicant for registration must first exhibit to the inspectors 
his cedula for the calendar year in which the election is held or, 
should he be exempt from having one by reason of age, such fact 
shall be noted in the fourth column of the list. The following oath 
shall also be administered to and subscribed by each applicant before 
entering his name upon the list : 

PHttippiNE Islands, 1 

Municipality of J 

elector's oath. 

I, , do solemnly swear 

(or affirm) that I am a male resident of the municipality of , 

In the Province of , residing at , 

and on the date of the forthcoming election I will be years 

of age, and should I present myself to vote I will have resided in said munici- 
pality continuously for the period of six months immediately preceding the said 
election ; that I am not a citizen or subject of any foreign power ; that I have read 
(or heard read) sections thirteen and fourteen of the election law, and that I have 
the qualifications of a voter, and none of the disqualifications, prescribed in said 
sections ; that I am not delinquent In the payment of any public taxes assessed 
against or due from me since August thirteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety- 
eight, in any part of the Philippine Islands ; furthermore, that I recognize and 
acc^t the supreme authority of the United States of America In the Philippine 
Islands, and that I will maintain true faith and allegiance thereto ; that I will 
obey the laws, legal orders, and decrees duly promulgated by its authority, 
and that I impose upon myself this obligation voluntarily and without mental 
reservation or purpose of evasion. So help me God. 

(In case of affirmation, the words " So help me God " should be stricken out) 



(Signature of elector.) 



Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me this 
day of , 190— 



(Inspector of election, election precinct, municipality of ) 

Such oath may be administered by any one of the inspectors, but 
only at a meeting and in presence of the board. Upon completion 
of the lists by the board of inspectors all such oaths so taken shall 
be filed with the municipal secretary who shall retain them until the 



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completion of the registry lists and filing of the oaths for the next 
general election. 

At the close of each meeting for the registry of voters the inspectors 
shall append to each of the lists their certificate that the list as it 
then appears is a true and correct list of the names and residences 
in such precinct of all persons who have personally appeared before 
the board and who have requested that their names be placed thereon 
and who are qualified at the forthcoming election. 

One copy of such list, so certified, shall be deposited temporarily 
in the office of the municipal secretary on the Monday following the 
second and fourth meetings to be open to the inspection of the public 
until the next meeting, or until election day, as the case may be, and 
the other copies shall be retained by the inspectors who shall permit 
their inspection by qualified voters of the precinct from eight o'clock 
in the morning to five o'clock in the afternoon on -all days except 
Sundays and legal holidays. 

Any person who applies for re^stration, or who is registered, 
may, at any of the first four meetings of the board, be challenged 
by any inspector or any qualified elector of the precinct ; the board 
shall thereupon examine him and take such other evidence as shall 
to it seem necessary with respect to his qualifications and disquali- 
fications and shall at the conclusion of such examination order his 
name to be placed upon the list, or stricken therefrom, as the facts 
warrant. The board of inspectors shall have the same powers to 
subpoena witnesses and compel their attendance and testimony as is 
now possessed by justices of the peace under the Code of Civil Pro- 
cedure, but the fees of such witnesses and for service of process shall 
be paid in advance by the party in whose behalf they are subpcenaed. 
All such (questions shall be heard and decided without delay. At 
the determination of the question the board shall, if requested, issue 
to either party a brief certificate and statement of its action in the 
matter and of the evidence upon which such action is based. Either 
party thereto, or any person who has been refused registration, may 
thereupon apply to the provincial board of the province or to the 
judge of the Court of First Instance in the judicial district or any 
contiguous district, if any such jud^ is more accessible than the 
judge in the district, which board or judge is hereby given jurisdic- 
tion in the premises, for an order directing said board of inspectors 
to take the action deemed proper. Such application shall be made 
by filing with said provincial Doard, or with said judge, a copy of 
the certificate and statement aforesaid and of proof of service of a 
notice of such application upon a member of the board of inspectors, 
which notice shall state the time and place and tribunal to which 
such application will be made. The tribunal with which such notice 
is first filed shall have exclusive jurisdiction in determining the 
matter. Such application may be accompanied by affidavits in sup- 
port thereof; but copies of all such affiaavits shall be served upon 
thef board of inspectors or party in interest with the notice of applica- 
tion and may be rebutted by affidavits to be filed by the board of 
inspectors or the opposing party. Upon such applications the board 
of inspectors may oe represented by the provincial fiscal, or it may 
delegate one of its members to appear upon the hearing, and in that 
case the necessary traveling expenses of such member, not to exceed 
the amount allowed the provincial officials in that province, shall be 

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66 ACTS OP THE PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. [No. 1682.] 

paid by the municipality. During the absence of such inspector the 

Eoll clerk shall sit with the board for the purpose of preparing the 
st of the absent inspector. At the meeting of the board on the 
Saturday preceding election it shall be the duty of each inspector 
to make in the registry list opposite the name of each person added 
or stricken off the list a note of the date of the prder ana of the name 
of the tribunal which issued it. No name shall be added to or 
stricken from the list at the last meeting except in pursuance of such 
orders. 

No person shall vote at any general or special election held under 
the provisions of this Act unless his name appears upon the list of 
voters as completed by the board of inspectors. 

Sec. 18. Registry for special elections. — At special elections there 
shall be only one meeting for registry, which shall be ten days before 
the day designated for such special election, and the register of 
voters for the last preceding general election, to which shall be added 
at such meeting, or to which snail have been added at previous similar 
meetings, the names of such persons as present themselves who are 
known or proven to be entitled to vote at such special election, shall 
be the register of voters for the same. 

Sec. 19. Pay of inspectors and expenses of election. — ^Each inspector 
of election shall receive pay for eacn day or actual service at meetings 
of the board except the meeting on the Saturday before election and 
shall receive two days' pay for election day. Each poll clerk shall 
receive pay for each day of his service during the absence of a mem- 
ber and two days' pay for election day. The rate of pay shall be 
fixed by the municipal council but shall not be less than two nor 
more than five pesos per day and shall not be changed during the term 
of office of the inspectors or of the clerk. The pay of election boards 
and the expense oi stationery, ballots, and all other expenses of elec- 
tion shall be paid out of the treasury of the municipality in which 
the election is held. 

Sec. 20. Official ballots.— Officidl ballots shall be provided at pub- 
lic expense for every election held under this Act. There shall be at 
each polling place but one form of ballot, which shall be of ordinary 
white printing paper in shape a strip one hundred and fourteen milli- 
meters wide and three hundred and four millimeters long, and con- 
tain a printed heading of the title of each office to be voted for and 
the number of candidates for which the voter may vote, with a corre- 
sponding number of spaces underneath the title. Such titles shall be 
printed both in Spanish and English in ten point (long primer) roman 
type and at the top of the ballot shall appear in eight point (brevier) 
gothic type both m English and Spanish the legend " Do not make 
any mark on this ballot or write anything thereon but the names of 
the candidates you vote for. Any violation of this instruction will 
invalidate the ballot." The ballots shall be folded three times toward 
the top, so that thev shall be one hundred and fourteen by thirty- 
eight millimeters when folded. Upon the upper outside fold there 
shall be printed in tj^pe which shall be discretionary with the Director 
of Printing, but which shall be uniform throughout the Islands, the 
words " Official Ballot," a representation of the Coat of Arms of the 
Philippine Islands, the election precinct in which the particular bal- 
lot is intended to be used, and the date of the election, such ballots to 
be in substantially the following form: 

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[No. 1682.] ACTS OF THE PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

A [Bererae.] 






2.5 




OFFICIAL BALLOT 



F1B8T Pbecinct of Manila. 

[Date of election.] 

[Fecha de la elecci6n.] 



67 



[Obyerse.] 
OFFICIAL BALLOT. 



Do not make any mark on this bal- 
lot or write anything thereon but the 
names of the candidates you vote for. 
Any violation of this instruction will 
Invalidate the ballot. 

No se escriban en esta papeleta slno 
los nombres de los candidatos por 
quienes V. vota ni se haga en el la 
marca alguna. Cualquier infracci6n 
de esta orden invalidard la pai>eleta. 



DELEGATE TO THE PHILIPPINE ASSEMBLY. 

DIPUTADO A LA A8AMBLEA FILIPINA. 
(Vote for one.) (Vote por uno.) 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR. 
GOBERNADOR PROVINCIAL. 

(Vote for one.) (Vote por uno.) 

S THIRD MEMBER OF THE PROVINCIAL 

g BOARD. 

5 TERCER VOCAL DE LA JUNTA PROVINCIAL. 
(Vote for one.) (Vote por uno.) 

MUNICIPAL PRESIDENT. 

PRESn>ENTE MUNICIPAL. 

(Vote for one.) (Vote por uno.) 



MUNICIPAL VICE-PRESIDENT. 

VICE-PRESIDENTE MUNICIPAL. 

(Vote for one.) (Vote por uno.) 



MUNICIPAL COUNCILORS. 
C0NCEJALE8 MUNICIPALES. 
(Vote for ) (Vote por 



H- 



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No other ballot than the official ballot shall be used or counted, 
except that in case of failure to receive the ballots, or their destruc- 
tion at such time as shall render it impracticable to procure from 
the Director of Printing a new supply, the provincial board or, if 
there be not time therefor, then the municipal council, shall procure 
from any available source another set which shall be as nearly like 
those prescribed in this section as circumstances will permit and 
which shall be uniform within each election precinct. 

For each election precinct at least thirty sample ballots printed 
upon colored paper but in other respects like the official ballots shall 
be furnished the board of inspectors for posting and use in demon- 
strating how to fill out and fold the official baUots properly. Five 
of such sample ballots shall be posted in public places within the 
precinct, including one at the polling place. In such demonstration 
the names of actual candidates shall not be written on such ballots 
nor shall such ballots be used for voting nor counted. 

The ballots shall be furnished by the Director of Printing at the 
expense of the municipality upon requisition therefor by tne pro- 
vincial treasurer in the usual form, which requisition shall be for 
such a number of ballots for each voting precinct as will provide one 
and one-half as many ballots as there were persons registered in the 
precinct at the last preceding election and ten per centum addi- 
tional. In the case of newly-formed precincts the requisition shall 
be for a number of ballots in like proportion to the estimated num- 
ber of qualified voters in the precinct as adopted by the council 
imder section eight hereof. The requisitions shall be forwarded at 
least two and one-half months before the date of the election. They 
shall also specify what offices are to be filled in each precinct. In the 
case of special elections the Executive Secretary shall require the 
Director of Printing to furnish the requisite ballots in the same 
quantities as were requisitioned for the last regular election and the 
cost of furnishing the same shall be a charge against the munici- 
pality to which furnished. 

Sec. 21. Conduct of elections. — ^At all the elections held under 
the provisions of this Act the polls shall be open from seven 
o'clock in the morning imtil five in the afternoon, during which 
period not more than one member of the board of inspectors shall 
be absent at one time, and then for not to exceed twenty minutes 
at one time. The inspectors of election and poll clerks shall meet 
one-half hour before the time fixed for the opening of the polls 
at the place designated, and shall then and there have the ballot 
box, box for spoiled ballots, the ballots and all other supplies 
provided by law. At the opening of the polls the ballot box and 
box for spoiled ballots shall be opened by the chairman, emptied 
and exhibited to all the members and other voters present, and, 
being empty, shall be closed, locked, and a seal placed over the 
lock, and the boxes shall be kept closed and sealed until the polls are 
closed, when the ballot box shall be opened to count the votes : Pro- 
vided, however y That when necessary to make room for more ballots 
the cnairman may open the box in the presence of all the board 
and press down the ballots with his hands without removing any 
therefrom; he shall then close, lock and seal the box, as herein- 
before provided. In case of the destruction of the boxes or the 
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shall immediately provide other boxes or receptacles as nearly as 
possible adequate for the purposes for which mtended. From the 
time the polls are opened until the votes are coimted, and the result 
announced as hereinafter provided, no person other than members 
of the board of inspectors, or necessary police, Constabulary, or 
ottier peace oflScer who may be present at the request of the board 
to execute its orders, or to serve the process of a court, or to act as 
messenger, and voters receiving or depositing their ballots, shall be 
allowed within the guard rail in the polling olace, nor shall any be 
or remain within thirty meters of the polls. No persons, other than 
voters while waiting to vote or voting, shall congregate or remain 
within the distance of thirty meters of the polling place, nor shall 
any person solicit votes or do anv electioneering within such dis- 
tance: Provided^ however j That during the counting of the votes 
by the board, a number of qualified voters of the precinct, not to 
exceed six, who shall represent as evenly as possible the opposing 
candidates voted for, and be named by such candidates, shall be 
allowed within the polling place, but not within the guard rail, as 
watchers. Such watchers shall be allowed to freely witness the 
count and to hear the proceedings of the board and to take notes 
of what they see and hear, but shall not touch the ballots nor con- 
verse with the inspectors nor any of them, nor with each other in 
such manner as to interfere with or interrupt the proceedings. 
No member of the board or election oflScer shall, before the announce- ' 
ment of the result, make any statement of the number of ballots 
cast, the number of votes given for any person, the name of any per- 
son who has voted or who has not voted, or of any other fact tend- 
ing to show the state of the polls, nor shall he make any statement 
at any time, except as a witness before a court, tending to show how 
any person voted. 

Sec. 22. Voting. — ^While the polls are open the voters who are 
entitled to vote and who have not already voted at that election may 
enter within the guard rail of the polling place in such order that, 
besides the persons lawfully in such place for purposes other than 
voting, there shall not be within said place at anv one time more than 
twice as many voters as there are voting booths tlierein. Upon enter- 
ing the voter shall give to one of the inspectors his name and resi- 
dence together with such other information conc^ning himself as 
should appear on the registry list and may be re(juested of him by 
any of the inspectors. Said inspector shall then distinctly announce 
the voter's name and residence in a tone loud enough to be plainly 
heard throughout the polling place. If such person be entitled to 
vote and be not challenged, or, if challenged and the same be decided 
in his favor, the poll clerk shall deliver to him one ballot correctly 
folded. No person other than an inspector or poll clerk shall deliver 
to any person any official ballot, and no inspector shall deliver or 
permit to be delivered any official ballot to any person other than a 
voter at the time of voting, as herein provided, nor more than one 
ballot to such voter at one time. 

The voter on receiving his ballot shall forthwith retire alone to 
one of the empty polling booths and shall there prepare his ballot by 
writing in the proper space for each office the name of the person for 
whom he desires to vote. A voter otherwise qualified who declares 

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that he can not write, or that from blindness or other physical dis- 
ability he is unable to prepare his ballot, may make an oath to the 
effect that he is so disabled and the nature of his disability and that 
he desires one or two of the inspectors named bv him to assist him in 
the preparation of such ballot. The board shall keep a record of all 
such oaths taken which shall show the name or names of the inspector 
or inspectors assisting the voter and file the same with the municipal 
secretary with the other records of the board after the election. The 
inspector or inspectors so named as aforesaid shall retire with the 
voter and prepare his ballot according to his wishes. The informa- 
tion thus obtained shall be regarded as a privileged communication. 
No voter shall l)e allowed to occupy a booth already occupied by 
another voter, or to occupy a booth more than eight minutes in case 
there are voters waiting to occupy booths, or to speak or converse 
with anyone other than as herein provided while within the polling 
place. It shall be unlawful to erase any printing from the ballot or 
to add any distinguishing feature thereto, or to mtentionally tear or 
deface the same, or to make any mark thereon other than the names of 
the candidates voted for. 

If a voter shall soil or deface a ballot so that it can not lawfully be 
used, he shall surrender the same to the poll clerk, who shall, if neces- 
sary, give him, one at a time, not to exceed two more. Each ballot 
given to a voter shall be announced to the inspectors and a record 
thereof kept opposite the name of the voter in the registry list in a 
column provided for that purpose. Each spoiled ballot, as soon as 
returned, and without opening, shall be distinctly marked " spoiled " 
on the indorsement fold thereof and immediately placed in a ballot 
box similar to the official ballot box, which shall be plainly marked 
" spoiled ballots," together with the name of the municipality and 
number of the election precinct in which used, which shall be used 
for no other purpose and which shall be kept locked, and at the close 
of election be sealed up and delivered to the municipal secretary. 

No ballot, spoiled or otherwise, shall be taken from the pollin^g 
place, except as hereinafter provided. After properly preparing his 
ballot, the voter shall immediately return to the poll clerk, who shall 
again announce his name and residence, and the chairman of the 
board shall receive the ballot and without exposing the contents, shall 
deposit it in the ballot box in the presence and view of the voter. 
The fact that he has voted shall be recorded by placing a mark oppo- 
site the voter's name on each of the registry lists m a column provided 
for that purpose. The voter shall then depart. 

Sec. 23. Challenges, — Any qualified voter of the election precinct, 
if he believes that any person who is not registered is offering or 
attempting to vote, or to vote in the name of another, or to vote 
illegally in any manner, may challenge the vote of such person, and 
the board shall thereupon take the oath of such person, or otherwise 
satisfy itself that he is or is not a registered voter in said precinct. 
For the purpose of receiving and counting the vote it shall be suffi- 
cient if the person challenged shall prove that he is the identical per- 
son duly registered as hereinbefore provided ; but the reception and 
counting of the vote shall not be conclusive upon any court of the 
legality of the registration or voting in an action against such person 
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If the person so offering to vote shall be challenged, the following 
additional oath shall be administered by one of the inspectors : 

" You do swear (or affirm) that you have not received or offered, 
do not expect to receive, have not paid, offered or promised to pay, 
contribute, offered or promised to contribute to another, to be paid 
or used, aiiy money or other valuable thing or consideration as a 
coinpensation or reward for the giving or withholding of a vote at 
this election, and have not made any promise to influence the giving 
or withholding of any such vote; and that you have not made, or 
become directly or indirectly interested in any bet or wager depend- 
ingupon the result of this election." 

The inspectors of election shall keep a minute of their proceedings 
in respect to the challenging and administering of oaths to persons 
offering to vote, in which shall be entered, by one of them, the name 
of every person who shall be challenged, specifying in each case 
whether either of the. oaths herein prescribed were taken. At the 
close of the election, at each polling place, the inspectors therjeat 
shall add to such minutes a certificate to the effect that the same 
are all such minutes as to all persons challenged at such election, 
and shall file the same with the registry lists and statements of result 
as hereinafter provided. 

Sec. 24. Counting of votes; announcement of results, — ^As soon 
as the polls of an election are closed the board of inspectors shall 
publicly count the votes and ascertain the result, and not adjourn or 
postpone the count until it shall be full;^ completed. They shall 
first compare the registry lists and ascertain the number of persons 
who have voted as 3iown thereon. They shall then open the ballot 
box of imspoiled ballots and count the ballots found therein without 
unfolding them or exposing their contents, except so far as to as- 
certain that each ballot is smgle, and shall compare the number of 
ballots found in the box with the number shown Iby the registry lists 
to have been deposited therein. If the ballots found in the box shall 
be more than the number of ballots so shown to have been voted, the 
ballots shall all be replaced, without being unfolded, in the box rrom 
which they were taken and shall be thoroughlv mingled therein and 
one of the inspectors designated by the board shall, without seeing 
the same and with his back to the box, publiclv draw out as many 
ballots as shall be equal to such excess, and without unfolding them 
place them in a package which shall be then and there securely sealed 
and marked " excess oa Hots," together with the signatures of the 
inspectors, which package shall be returned in the box with the other 
ballots and shall not be opened except as hereinafter provided. If in 
the course of the above-mentioned count two or more ballots shall be 
found folded together in such manner that they must have been so 
folded before bemg placed in the box, then they shall be removed 
therefrom and counted as a portion of the excess number hereinbefore 
mentioned. In case ballots marked " spoiled " are found in the ballot 
box they shall be placed with the spoiled ballots.. The ballots shall 
then be opened and examined for marked ballots, and if any such be 
found they shall be placed in a package securely sealed and inscribed 
" marked ballots " together with the signatures of the inspectors and 
be returned in the same manner as provided for excess ballots. 
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the board shall be sufficient to determine whether any ballot is marked 
or not In case any ballot or ballots shall be objected to by any 
inspector as marked and the board shall decide against such objection, 
sucn ballot or ballots shall be counted but shall be marked upon the 
indorsement fold in such manner as not to obliterate the feature 
objected to, with the words, "objected to bv (adding the name of 
the objecting inspector) as marked," and all such ballots, after the 
count, shall oe placed m another separate package and returned in 
all respects as herein provided for marked ballots. No ballot that 
is not an official ballot shall be counted, except such as are voted in 
accordance with the provisions of section twenty. 
The board shall then proceed to count the votes in manner following : 
The ballots shall be arranged in piles in front of the chairman, who 
shall take them one by one and read therefrom, in the order in which 
they appear thereon, the names of the persons voted for, and as soon 
as read shall hand them to one of the other inspectors, who shall be 
previously selected for that purpose by the board and shall be of the 
political party opposite to the chairiAan, if two parties are repre- 
sented on the board, who shall verify the reading of the chairman. 
The other inspector and the clerk shall keep tally sheets upon forms 
which shall be prepared by the Executive Secretary for the purpose 
and furnished by the Director of Printing, on which they shall record 
as read, the names of all persons voted lor for each office and of the 
number of votes received by each. At the conclusion of the count 
the totals shall be verified by the chairman and the other inspector, 
and in case of disagreement a recount shall be made for such offices 
as may be necessary. The tally sheets shall not be changed or 
destroyed and shall be returned with the ballots in the ballot box. 
All counting shall be made in plain view of the watchers. Upon the 
completion of the coimt the inspectors shall make and sign a written 
statement thereof in quadruplicate, showing the date of the election, 
the name of the municipality and the number of the precinct in which 
it was held, the whole number of ballots cast for each person for each 
office, the whole number of ballots rejected as marked, and the whole 
number objected to because marked but not rejected, writing out at 
length in words and at the end thereof a certificate signeaby the 
inspectors to the effect that the statement is in all respects correct. 
Every such statement shall be made upon a single sheet of paper, or 
if not so made, each sheet thereof shall be signed at the end tnereof 
by the inspectors. Forthwith thereafter one copy thereof shall be 
filed with the municipal secretary, one shall be securely sealed and 
forwarded by the board by mail or special messenger to the provincial 
board, and one shall be securely sealed and forwarded by the board 
to the Executive Secretary. The ballots, together with the packages 
hereinbefore referred to, shall be returned to the ballot box, which 
shall be securely locked and sealed and returned to the municipal sec- 
retary together with such statements. The spoiled ballots snail be 
returned to the spoiled-ballot box, if removed therefrom, and such 
box, similarly locked and sealed, shall be likewise returned. The 
unused ballots shall all be placed in a sealed package, marked with 
the date of the election, name of the municipality and the number of 
the district, and similarly returned. 

Upon the completion of such count and of the statements of the 
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public oral proclamation of the whole number of votes cast at such 
election at such polling place for all candidates, by name, for each 
office. 

The statements, ballot boxes and unused ballots shall be returned 
.to the municipal secretary immediately upon the completion of the 
count, if practicable, and the municipal secretary shall Keep his office 
open until midnight of each election day for the piq:pose oi receiving 
the same and shall provide, at the expense of the municipality, 
facilities therefor. Ii by reason of the length of time required for 
the count, or the distance to the secretary's office, it shall be imprac- 
ticable to return the same before midnight, they shall be retained by 
the chairman of the board and delivered unchanged and with the 
seals unbroken to the said secretary as early thereafter as practicable. 

The municipal secretary shall retain the same unopened in his 
possession until the final decision of any election contest, and in any 
event for six months, subject to the order of a court of competent 
jurisdiction or other officer specially authorized by law to open and 
count the same. 

Sec. 25. Canvass by provincial hoard. — In case statements from 
all precincts are not fiiea the day after election, the municipal secre- 
tary shall notify the members of the delinquent boards of inspectors 
to file the same. All statements shall be sent to the provincial treas- 
urer by mail, if the mails are reasonably regular and expeditious for 
the purposes of this section, or by special messenger at the expense 
of the municipality, if they are not. Delayed statements shall be 
forwarded as fast as received. The provincial board shall meet as a 
board of canvassers not later than tne twenty-fifth or, if that be a 
holiday, the twenty-sixth dav of November, and the provincial treas- 
urer shall then produce before it all such statements filed with or 
delivered to him. If any statements be missing the board, by special 
m^senger or otherwise, shall obtain such missing statements and shall 
direct uie fiscal to prosecute the persons responsible for the delay, if 
any, under section twenty-nine of this Act. The board shall also 
examine the statements on file, and if it clearly appears that material 
matters of form are omitted, such statements shall be returned for 
correction to the board of inspectors by special messenger or in such 
manner as may be most expeditious. Such statements may not, how- 
ever, be returned for a recount. As soon as all statements are before 
it, the board of canvassers shall proceed to a canvass of all the votes 
cast in the province for Delegates to the Assembly or for provincial 
officers, and upon completion thereof shall make one statement of all 
votes cast for each candidate for the Assembly in each Assembly 
district, and one statement of all the votes, if any, cast for provincial 
officers. Upon the completion of such statements the board shall 
determine merefrom what person has been elected to the Assembly 
from each Assembly district, and what person has been elected to the 
provincial offices. All such determinations shall be reduced to writ- 
ing^ in duplicate, and signed by the members of the board or a 
majority of them, and sealed with the provincial seal. One copy 
thereof shall be filed with the provincial treasurer, one forthwith 
with the Executive Secretary, and a certified copy thereof shall also 
forthwith be delivered to each elected candidate. 

Upon the filing of said certificate in the office of the Executive 
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the candidates so certified unless there be a contest pending and unde- 
termined in the courts, in which case he shall withhold confirmation 
with respect to any person involved in such contest until a certified 
copy of the decision of the court shall have been filed with the 
Executive Secretary. The Governor-General may refuse to confirm* 
the election of any person as provincial governor if there is reason- 
able ground to suspect his loyalty to the constituted authorities, and 
may refuse to confirm the election of a third member of the provincial 
board as provided in Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and forty-five. 
In case of refusal to confirm any provincial officer a special election 
to fill the office shall be called and held as provided in section four 
hereof, and at such special election a person whose confirmation was 
so refused shall be ineligible and no vote shall be counted or can- 
vassed for him. 

In case the board of canvassers shall decide that an election for 
Delegate to the Assembly results in a tie it shall certify its decision, 
together with the statements and all papers upon which the same is 
based, to the Assembly, which shall have jurisdiction of the matter 
thereafter; in case the board of canvassers shall decide that an 
election for provincial governor results in a tie it shall similarly 
certify the matter to the Philippine Commission, which shall have 
jurisdiction to declare either or the tied candidates elected or to 
order a special election, as it may decide: Provided^ however^ That 
nothing in this sentence contained shall bar the right of any candi- 
date to contest an election as hereinafter provided. 

Sec. 26. Canvass by municival council, — Immediately after the 
election the municipal council snail meet in special session and shall 
proceed to act as a municipal board of canvassers. The secretarjr 
shall produce before it the statements filed with him and the council 
shall canvass the votes cast for each municipal office in the same- 
manner as hereinbefore provided for the provincial board, and to that 
end shall have the same powers. The municipal board of canvassers 
shall not have the power to recount the votes or to inspect any of 
them, but shall proceed upon the statements rendered, as corrected, 
if corrections are necessary. Its determinations shall be reduced to 
writing in triplicate, signed by the members, or a majority of them, 
and one copy shall be filed in the municipal secretary's office, one 
with the provincial treasurer and one with the Executive Secretary 
immediately on completion of the canvass. 

In case the canvass results in a tie for any municipal office the 
tied candidates shall draw lots in the presence of the board of can- 
vassers, and the successful candidate shall be declared elected. 

Sec. 27. Election contests, — The Assembly shall be the judge 
of the elections, returns, and qualifications of its members. Contests 
in all elections for the determination of which provision has not 
been made otherwise shall be heard by the Court of First Instance 
having jurisdiction in the judicial district in which the election was 
held, upon motion by any candidate voted for at such election, which 
motion must be made within two weeks after the election, and such 
court shall have exclusive and final jurisdiction and shall forthwith 
cause the registry lists and all ballots used at such election to be 
brought before it and examined, and to appoint the necessary officers 
therefor and to fix their compensation, which shall be payable in the 
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mus directed to the boards of canvassers to correct its canvass in 
accordance with the facts as found. If in any case the court shall 
determine that no person was lawfully elected it shall forthwith so 
certify to the Governor-General, who shall order a special election to 
fill the office or offices in question as hereinbefore provided^ 

Before the court shall entertain any such motion the party making 
it shall give a bond in an amount to be fixed by the court with two 
sureties satisfactory to it, conditioned that he will pay all expenses 
and costs incident to such motion, or shall deposit cash in court in 
lieu of such bond. If the party paying such expenses and costs 
shall be successful they shall be taxed by the court and entered and 
be collectible as a judgment against the defeated party. 

All proceedings under this section shall be upon motion with 
notice of not to exceed twenty days to all candidates voted for and 
not upon pleadings or by action, and shall be heard and determined 
by the court in me judicial district in which the election was held 
regardless of whether said court be at the time holding a regular or 
stated term. In such proceedings the registry list as finally cor- 
rected by the board of inspectors shall be conclusive as to who was 
entitled to vote at such election. 

The clerk of the court in which any such contest is instituted shall 
give immediate notice of its institution and also of the determination 
thereof to the Executive Secretary. 

Sec. 28. Corrupt practices. — No person, in order to aid or pro- 
mote his own election as a candidate for public office, shall promise, 
directly or indirectly, to secure or asisist in securing the appoint- 
ment, nomination, or election of any other person to a public position 
or employment or to any position of honor, trust or emolument. 

No person shall pay any money in the name of any candidate, 
falsely representing that he is doing so at the request of the candi- 
date. 

No person shall solicit, demand, ask, or invite from any person 
who is a candidate for any election, any payment of money or valu- 
able thing or promise of payment of money or valuable thing to be 
used in such election. 

Sec. 29. Penalties upon o-fficers, — ^Any inspector or poll clerk who 
knowingly enters upon any registry or poll list or causes or allows 
to be entered thereon the name of any person as a voter in a district 
who is not a voter thereof, and any inspector of election who refuses 
or willfully votes to refuse or willfully neglects to enter the name 
of any qualified applicant for registration upon the registry list, or 
who knowingly prevents or seeks to prevent the registration of any 
legally qualified voter, or who is guilty of any fraud or corrupt con- 
duct m the duties of his office, shall be punished by imprisonment for 
not less than one month nor more than one year, or by a fine of not 
less than two hundred pesos nor more than five hundred pesos, or 
both, in the discretion oi the court. 

Any member of any board of registration, board of inspectors, or 
board of canvassers who knowingly makes any false count of ballots 
or votes, or who willfully makes or signs a false statement or declara-* 
tion of the result of a ballot, vote, or election, or who. willfully refuses 
to receive any ballot offered by a person qualified to vote at such 
election, or who willfully alters, defaces, or destroys any ballot cast, 
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false count or canvass, or who willfully declines or fails to perform 
any duty or obligation imposed by this Act, shall be punished by im- 

Erisonment for not less than one month nor more than one year, or 
y a fine of not less than two hundred pesos nor more than five hun- 
dred pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court 

Any election officer who, before the public declaration of the result 
of a vote at an election, as herein provided, makes any statement of 
the number of ballots cast, of the number or votes given for any per- 
son, of the name of any person who has voted, of the name of any 
person who has not voted, or any other fact tending to show the state 
of the polls, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 
thirty days or by a fine of not more than two hundred pesos, or both, 
in the discretion of the court. 

Any officer of election who before the ballots are opened for count- 
ing reads or examines, or permits to be read or examined, the names 
written upon the ballot or any voter, unless such ballot shall have 
been prepared by him in accordance with the provisions of this Act, 
shall oe punished by imprisonment for not more than thirty days or 
by a fine of not more than two hundred pesos, or both, in the discretion 
or the court. 

Any municipal secretary or other officer having custody thereof who 
examines or permits to be examined, except as prescribed by law, any 
ballots returned to him by the board of inspectors, shall be punished 
by a fine of not more than five hundred pesos. 

Any officer having custody of any such ballots who shall willfully 
destroy or mutilate the same, or permit the destruction or mutilation 
thereof, except as prescribed by law, shall be punished by imprison- 
ment for not less than one month nor more than two years, or by a 
fine of not less than one hundred pesos nor more than one thousand 
pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court. 

Any person who knowing that he is disqualified assumes any office 
shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred pesos nor 
more than one thousand pesos. 

No public officer shall offer himself as a candidate for election, nor 
shall he be eligible during the time that he holds said public office to 
election, at any municipal, provincial or assembly election, except for 
reelection to the position which he may be holding, and no judge of 
the Court of First Instance, justice of the peace, provincial fiscal, or 
officer or employee of the Bureau of Constabulary or of the Bureau of 
Education shall aid any candidate or influence in any manner or take 
any part in any municipal, provincial, or Assembly election under 
penalty of being deprived of nis office and being disqualified to hold 
any public office whatever for a term of five years: Provided^ how- 
ever^ That the foregoing provisions shall not be construed to deprive 
any person otherwise qualified of the right to vote at any election. 

Sec. 30. General penalties, — ^Whoever at any election votes or 
attempts to vote, knowing that he is not entitled so to do, or votes or 
attempts to vote under any name other than his own, or more than 
once in his own name, or casts or attempts to cast more than one ballot, 
•or willfully places any distinguishing mark upon a ballot or makes 
any false statement as to his ability to fill out his ballot, or willfully 
allows his ballot to be seen by any person, except as prescribed by 
law, or willfully gives any false answer to any election officer touch- 
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be punished by imprisonment for not less than one month nor more 
than two years, or by a fine of not less than one hundred pesos nor 
more than one thousand pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court. 

Any person who shall offer, directly or indirectly, to any member of 
the board of inspectors or any other election officer, or any member 
of the board of inspectors or any other election officer who shall, 
directly or indirectly, accept or agree to accept any money, goods or 
chattels, or any banx note, bank bill, bond, promissory note, duebill, 
bill of exchange, draft, order or certificate, or any security for the 
payment of money or goods or chattels, or any deed in writing con- 
taining a conveyance oi land or containing a transfer of any interest 
in realestate, or any valuable contract in £)rce, or any other property 
or reward whatsoever, in consideration that such member of the board 
of inspectors or such election officer, as the case may be, will vote 
affirmatively or negatively or that he will not vote, or that he will use 
his interest or influence on any question, action, resolution, or other 
matter or proceeding pending before the board of inspectors or before 
any election officer, shall be removed from office, and both he and the 
person making such offer as aforesaid shall be punished by imprison- 
ment for not less than three months nor more than five years, or by a 
fine of not less than two hundred pesos nor more than two thousand 
pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court. 

Any person who shall offer directly or indirectly to any voter, or any 
person who shall directly or indirectly accept or agree to accept, any 
money, goods or chattels, or any bank note, bank bill, bond, promis- 
sory note, duebill^ bill of exchange, draft, order or certificate, or any 
security for the payment of money or goods or chattels, or any deed in 
writing containing a conveyance of land or containing a transfer of 
any interest in real estate or any valuable contract in force, or any 
other property or reward whatsoever in consideration that such p)er- 
son shall ^ve or withhold any vote at any election, or who shall make 
any promise to influence the giving or withholding of any such vote, 
or who shall make or become directly or indirectly interested in any 
bet or wager depending upon the result of any election, shall be pun- 
ished by imprisonment for not less than three months nor more than 
five years, or by a fine of not less that two hundred pesos nor more 
thantwo thousand pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court. 

Any person who knowingly takes or subscribes any false oath, affi- 
davit or affirmation before any election officer, or before any court or 
other officer in relation to any material fact in any registration or 
election proceeding, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less 
than three months nor more than five years, or by a fine of not less 
than two hundred pesos nor more than two thousand pesos, or both, 
in the discretion of the court. 

Any person, who, being challenged, shall refuse to take the oath or 
affirmation prescribed in section twenty-three of this Act, and shall 
cast his ballot, shall be punished by a fine of not more than two hun- 
dred pesos, or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or both, 
in the discretion of the court. 

Any person who causes or attempts to cause his name to be regis- 
tered, knowing that he is not a qualified voter in the district in which 
be registers, or who attempts to register, and any person who falsely 
represents himself as some other person to any election officer or board 
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ter relating to the registration of a voter or to the right of any person 
to vote, or who willniUy aids or abets any other person in doing any 
of the acts above mentioned, shall be punished by imprisonment for 
not less than one month nor more than one year, or by a fine of not 
less than one hundred pesos nor more than five hundred pesos, or both, 
in the discretion of the court. 

Any person who refuses to obey the lawful orders or directions of 
an election officer or member of a board of registry, or inspector, or 
who interrupts or disturbs the proceedings of any election or registry 
board at any registration or election, shall be pimished by imprison- 
ment for not more than one month or a fine of not more than two 
hundred pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court. 

Any person who intentionally writes, prints, posts, or distributes, or 
causes to be written, printed, posted, or distributed, any circular or 
poster which is designed or tends to injure or defeat any candidate for 
election to any public office, by criticising his personal character or 
political action, unless there appears upon such circular or poster in 
a conspicuous place the name of the writer who is responsible there- 
for, with residence and the street and number thereof, if anv, and any 
person who writes, prints, publishes, or utters, or causes to be written, 
printed, published, or uttered, or aids and abets the printing, publica- 
tion, or uttering of any anonymous or unsigned or fictitiously signed 
letter, communication or publication not disclosing the name of the 
author, criticising or reflecting upon the personal character, conduct, 
or honor of any candidate for election, and any person who, know- 
ingly, delivers or aids in the delivery of any such letter or communica- 
tion, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than three 
months, or by a fine of not more than two hundred pesos, or both, in 
the discretion of the court. 

Any person who willfully or maliciously injures or destroys or 
secretes or carries away a ballot box, re^stry list, poll list, statement, 
ballot, stationery or other supplies furnished at any election, shall be 
punished by imprisonment for not more than one year, or a fine of not 
more than five nundred pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court. 

Any person who willfully prevents any board of registry or of 
inspectors, or any other officer or person charged with a duty under 
the terms of this Act, or hinders or molests sudi board, officer, or per- 
son from doing any such duty, or who aids or abets in preventing, 
hindering, or molesting such board, officer, or person from doing any 
such duty, shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than tnirty 
days nor more than one year, or by a fine of not less than two hundred 
pesos nor more than five hundrea pesos, or both, in the discretion of 
the court. 

Any person who prints or distributees, or causes to be printed or 
distributed, a ballot at an election, except as hereinbefore provided, 
shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than thirty days nor 
more than one year, or by a fine of not less than two hundred pesos 
nor more than five hundred pesos, or both, in the discretion of the 
court. 

Any person who willfully and without lawful authority obstructs 
or delays a voter while on his way to the polling place where he is 
entitled to vote, or while he is voting or attempting to vote, or aids 
or assists in any such obstruction or delay, and any person who inter- 
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ballot or is within the space inclosed by the guard rail, or endeavors 
to induce a voter, before he has voted, to show how he marks or has 
marked his ballot, and any person who willfully obstructs the voting 
at an election, and any person who places a distinguishing mark on a 
ballot not cast by himself, except as hereinbefore authorized, shall be 
punished by imprisonment for not more than three months, or by a 
fine of not more than one hundred pesos, or both, in the discretion of 
the court. 

Any person who, with intent to defraud, alters a ballot cast at an 
election or, with such intent, deposits a ballot in the ballot box used 
at an election, or in an envelope provided by law for the preservation 
of ballots cast at an election or, with such intent, removes a ballot 
fitHn any such ballot box or envelope, shall be punished by imprison- 
ment for not less than one month nor more than one year, or by a 
fine of not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred pesos, 
or both, in the discretion of the court. 

Anv person who removes a ballot from the space inclosed by the 
guard, rail before the close of the polls shall be punished by imprison- 
ment for not more than three months or by a fine of not more than 
one hundred pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court. 

Any person who influences or attempts to influence a voter to give 
or to withhold his vote at an election by threatening to discharge 
such voter from his employment or to remice his wages, or by prom- 
ising to give him employment at higher wages, and any person who 
discharges any voter from his employment or reduces his wages for 
^ving or withholding his vote at an election, shall be punished by 
imprisonment for not less than thirty days nor more than one year, 
or by a fine of not less than two hundred pesos nor more than five 
hundred pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court. 

Any person who, bv any manner of threat or intimidation, induces 
a voter to give or withhold a vote shall be punished by imprisonment 
for not less than thirty days nor more than one year, or by a fine of 
not less than two hundred pesos nor more than five hundred pesos, or 
both, in the discretion of the court. 

Any person who violates the provisions of section twenty-eight 
shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than thirty days nor 
more than one year, or oy a fine of not less than two hundred pesos 
nor more than five hundred pesos, or both, in the discretion of the 
court. 

Any person who, by any wrongful means, shall prevent or attempt 
to prevent any voter from freely and fully exercising his right to 
vote, or shall induce or procure any voter to refuse or neglect to 
exercise his right, or shall so induce or procure any person to enter 
upon the registry list the name of any person, or shall so induce or 
procure the receiving of the vote of any person not legally qualified, 
or shall so induce or procure any officer to give any certificate, docu- 
ment, or evidence in relation thereto, or shall so induce any officer 
in any manner to violate or to neglect his duty with respect to any 
election, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than thirty 
days nor more than one year, or by a fine of not less than two hundred 
pesos nor more than five hundred pesos, or both, in the discretion of 
the court. 

Any person who, being disqualified for an office for any reason 
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for any elective office, shall be punished by a fine of not less than two 
hundred pesos nor more than five hundred pesos. 

\Vhenever any person shall be convicted of an offense under this 
Act the fine and costs imposed, if any, shall be extinguished by im- 
prisonment at the rate of one day's imprisonment for each two pesos 
of fine or costs remaining unpaid. 

Sec. 31. Jurisdiction of courts. — Courts of First Instance shall 
have exclusive original jurisdiction to issue process or conduct pre- 
liminary investigations and shall have entire jurisdiction in any 
criminal action or proceeding arising imder this Act. 

Sec. 32. Repealing section. — Acts Numbered Seventy-ei^t, One 
hundred and six, Three hundred and forty-three, Seven hundred 
and eighty-two, sections six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, 
fourteen, twenty-three, ninety-one, ninety-two, ninety-three, ninety- 
four, and subsections {a) and (6) of section thirteen of Act Num- 
bered Eighty-two, section four and the first two sentences of section 
twenty-one of Act Numbered Eighty-three, section six of Act Num- 
bered Four hundred and twenty -four, and all Acts and parts of Acts 
amendatory of the Acts and sections herein enumerated or in any 
way in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed : 
Provided, however^ That the repeal of an amendment shall not be 
construed to revive the amended statute nor shall any statute be 
deemed revived by this repeal. 

Sec. 33. This Act shall take effect on the fifteenth day of January, 
nineteen hundred and seven: Provided^ That it shall not apply to 
elections for provincial governors to be held in the Provinces of 
Cavite and Isabela for the present year, in which provinces the said 
elections shall be conducted under the laws existing at the time of the 
passage of this Act. 

Enacted, January 9, 1907. 



[No. 1583.] 

AN ACT Repealing Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and twenty-one, entitled, 
"An Act abolishing the office of fiscal for the Province of Oriental Negros and 
providing that the duties of the fiscal for that province shall be performed 
by the fiscal of the Province of Cebu," and Act Numbered Thirteen hundred 
and fifty-nine, amendatory thereof, and re-creating the office of fiscal for the 
Province of Oriental Negros. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission J that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and twenty-one, enti- 
tled "An Act abolishing the office of fiscal for the Province of Orien- 
tal Negros and providing that the duties of the fiscal for that province 
shall be performed by the fiscal of the Province of Cebu," and Act 
Numbered Thirteen hundred and fifty-nine, amending said Act, are 
hereby repealed, and the office of fiscal for the Province of Oriental 
Negros is hereby re-created. 

Seg. 2. The fiscal appointed for said Province of Oriental Negros 

Eursuant to this Act snail receive the same salary as was provided 
y law prior to the passage of the Acts hereby repealed, and such 
fiscal shall perform all the duties imposed by law upon provincial 
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Sec. 3. From and after the date on which this Act shall take 
effect the salary of the fiscal of the Province of Cebu shall be the 
same as was provided by law prior to the passage of Act Numbered 
Thirteen hundred and twenty-one, and sucn fiscal shall perform all 
the duties imposed by law upon provincial fiscals. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on the first day of February, 
nineteen hundred and seven. 

Enacted, January 10, 1907. 



[No. 1584.] 

AN ACT Amending section one of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and flfty-flye, 
increasing the number of municipalities in the Province of Tarlac. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section one of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and 
fifty-five, increasing the number of mimicipalities in the Province of 
Tarlac, is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Section 1. The nine municipalities of the Province of Tarlac, 
as established by Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty, shall, in 
accordance with the provisions of this Act, be increased to ten, by 
separating the former municipality of La Paz and the barrio of 
Lauangcupang from the present municipality of Tarlac, and consti- 
tuting with their territories and those of the barrios of Kaut and 
Bantug, in the present municipality of Concepcion, a new munici- 
pality which shall be known as La Paz, with the seat of municipal 
government at La Paz." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, January 10, 1907. 



[No. 1585.] 

AN ACT Authorizing tlie Governor-General to appoint a committee to decide the 
last protested municipal election held in the municipality of Malabon, Province 
of Rizal, on September fifth, nineteen hundred and six. 

Whereas action has not yet been taken bv the provincial board of 
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Sality of Malabon in said province on September fifth, nineteen hun- 
red and six : and 

Whereas, due to the absence on leave of the provincial governor of 
said province on account of illness and to the pressure of business in 
the office of the provincial treasurer, the said provincial board has not 
been able up to the present time to decide the said protested elec- 
tion; and 

Whereas the public interests will suflFer in case there is further 
delay in the decision of said protested election : Therefore, 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The Governor-General is hereby authorized and directed 
to appoint an impartial cqmmittee of three members to finally decide 
the legality of the election held in the municipality of Malabon, in 
the Province of Rizal, on September fifth, nineteen hundred and six, 
and to determine the candidates duly and legally elected and returned 
to fill the offices for which said election was held, and the eligibility 
of said candidates for the offices to which elected. Said committee 
shall proceed in like manner and with like authority as the provincial 
board, and its decisions shall have the same eflFect as if made by said 
provincial board. Upon the appointment and organization of said 
committee all authority of the provincial board as to the election in 
question shall cease and determine. 

Sec. 2. The committee provided for in section one hereof, in its dis- 
cretion, may avail itself of all records of investigations and testi- 
mony had by the provincial board of Rizal, and all documents, papers, 
and written evidence now on file with said provincial board. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, January 12, 1907. 

[No. 1586.] 

AN ACT Amending section seven hundred and eighty-flve of Act Numbered One 
hundred and ninety, entitled "An Act Providing a Code of Procedure in Civil 
Actions and Special Proceedings in the Philippine Islands," so as to permit 
poor persons to prosecute or defend any action or special proceeding In Courts 
of First Instance without being required to prepay fees. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Com^mission^ that: 

Section 1. Section seven hundred and eighty-five of Act Num- 
bered One hundred and ninety, entitled "An Act providing a Code 
of Procedure in Civil Actions and Special Proceedings in the Philip- 
pine Islands," is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 785. (a) It shall be lawful for the clerk of the Supreme 
Court, the clerks of Courts of First Instance, and commissioners 
appointed by the Courts of First Instance, assessors in Courts of 
First Instance and in courts of justices of the peace, governors as 
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public, and other officers and persons hereinafter mentioned, together 
with their assistants and deputies, to demand, receive, and take the 
several fees hereinafter mentioned and allowed for any business 
by them respectively done by virtue of their several offices, and no 
more: Provided^ however^ That any poor person, not having sufficient 
means to prosecute or defend an action, or special proceeding, may 
apply to the Court of First Instance in which the action or special 
proceeding is intended to be brought, or is pending, for leave to 
prosecute or defend as a poor person; the Court of First Instance, 
if satisfied upon full and careful investigation that such person has 
not sufficient means to pay the court or clerk's fees required to be 
paid for the prosecution or defense of the action, or special pro- 
ceeding, as the case may be, may admit the applicant to prosecute 
or defend as a poor person, and may in its discretion make an order 
remitting, reducing, or postponing the payment of any court or clerk's 
fees or charges required by law to be paid for filing papers, for 
swearing witnesses on the trial, or for issuing process oi the court, 
and thereafter all papers shall be filed, all witnesses on the trial shall 
be sworn, and all process shall be issued in accordance with such 
order, and all poor persons, whether plaintiffs or defendants, shall 
have the same remedies in such an action or special proceeding as are 
provided by law in other cases: Provided^ however^ That noming in 
this Act shall be construed to authorize the remission, reduction, or 
postponement of the payment of sheriff's fees for the service or 
execution of process as at present required by law. 

"(6) If a person so admitted be guilty of any improper conduct 
or of any unjustifiable delay in the prosecution of such action or 
special proceeding, as the case may be, or it be made to appear that 
the allegation of povertj is untrue, or if the court be satisfied that 
the alleged cause of action is frivolous or malicious, the court shall 
annul such order and such partjr shall thereafter be deprived of all 
benefit of the order admitting him to prosecute or defend as herein 
provided, and such person shall be deemed to be guilty of contempt 
of court and shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hun- 
dred pesos, or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or 
both, m the discretion of the court. 

" {c) In the cases herein provided for, judgment may be rendered 
for fees and costs at the conclusion of such action or special pro- 
ceeding as in other cases. 

"(rf) Clerks of courts shall include in their reports to the Insular 
Auditor all actions or special proceedings brought or defended under 
the provisions of this section, stating that, by order of the court, the 
fees have been remitted, reduced, or postponed, as the case may be, 
and upon the conclusion of such actions or special proceedings shall, 
as in other cases, account for all fees that may be collected in such 
actions or proceedings as is now or may be hereafter provided by 
law." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, January 21, 1907. 

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[No. 1687.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Fonr hundred and thirteen, entitled "An Act 
providing for the control and management of proyincial jails and of the 
prisoners therein," so as to empower proTincial boards to cause prisoners to 
clean, care for, or repair public buildings and grounds. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section thirteen of Act Numbered Four hundred and 
thirteen, entitled "An Act providing for the control and management 
of provincial jails and of the prisoners therein," is hereby amended to 
read as follows: 

" Sec. 13. The provincial board may in its discretion cause any or all 
able-bodied male prisoners, except such as are held as witnesses or 
awaiting trial, to work upon any of the public roads or highways or 
other public works, or to clean, care for, or repair public buildings 
and grounds, in the province where such prisoners are confined. 
Such work shall be done under the direction and control of the officer 
or officers in charge of such works, buildings, or grounds : Provided^ 
That while so employed the prisoners shall wear the regular prison 
^rb and shall continue to be sufficiently and properly guarded by the 
jailor or his deputies, or by the Philippines Constabulary if available 
for that purpose." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedites in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws,^' passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, January 25, 1907. 



[No. 1588.] 

an act Increasing the number of municipalities in the Province of Bulacan 
from thirteen to fourteen, by separating from Polo the former municipality of 
Obando and giying the latter the territory which It comprised prior to the 
passage of Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-two. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The thirteen municipalities of the Province of Bulacan, 
as established by Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-two, shall, 
in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be increased to fourteen, 
by separating from Polo the former municipality of Obando, which is 
hereby reconstituted and shall consist of the territory of which it was 
constituted prior to the passage of said Act Numbered Nine hundred 
and thirty-two. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on August tenth, nineteen hundred 
and seven. 

Enacted, January 25, 1907. 

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[No. 1589.] 

AN ACT Granting the Manila Suburban Railways Ck>mpany an extension of 
time within which to complete that portion of its line eastward of Fort 
William McKinley ; granting the right to build a branch line from any point 
along its present line eastward of the barrio of San Pedro MacatI, in a 
southerly direction to the town of Taguig and to the Laguna de Bay; and 
granting the right to transport freight, express packages, baggage, and the 
malls over its lines, under reasonable regulations, and to make reasonable 
charges for the same. 

Whereas hy Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and forty-six of the 
Philippine Commission, enacted January thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and six, a franchise was granted to Charles M. Swift to construct, 
maintain, and operate an electric railway and to construct, maintain, 
and operate an electric light, heat, and power ^stem from a point 
in the city of Manila in an easterly direction to the town of Pasig, in 
the Province of Rizal ; and 

Whereas in accordance with section fourteen of the said Act the said 
Charles M. Swift did, on July twentieth, nineteen hundred and six, 
execute an assignment of the said franchise to the Manila Suburban 
Railways Company ; and 

Whereas the said Manila Suburban Railways Company has made 
application for certain amendments and additions to the said fran- 
chise: Therefore, 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. An extension of time until January thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and eight, is hereby granted to the Manila Suburban Rail- 
ways Company to complete and put in operation that portion of its 
line east of Fort William McKinley to the town of Pasig. 

Sec. 2. The Manila Suburban Railways Company is hereby granted 
the right to build a ,line from some connection with its present line, 
east 01 the barrio of San Pedro Macati, in a southerly direction to the 
town of Taguig and the Laguna de Bay, along a definitely located 
line, after surveys made, map of which located line shall be submitted 
to the Governor-General and approved by him before any work of 
construction is commenced. The said line shall be built and operated 
subject to all the terms and conditions of its present franchise : Pro- 
videdj That the fares charged upon the adaitional portion of the 
Manila Suburban Railways Company's lines granted under this Act 
shall be subject to the limitations prescribed in section eighteen of 
Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and forty-six, in the same way as if 
this line had been constructed and made a part of the original 
franchise. 

Sec. 3. The Manila Suburban Railways Company shall have the 
right to transport freight, express packages, and baggage over its 
lines, the said right to continue during the life of its franchise or any 
extensions thereof. The right is hereby given to the grantee to fix, 
charge, and collect just and reasonable compensation for the carrying 
of freight, express packages, and baggage. Such right, however^ for 
the purpose of insuring ]ust and reasonable rates, 3iall at all times 
be subject to effective regulation to be exercised, in the first instance, 
by the Governor-General, and, upon appeal, by the Secretary of War 
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have the power and authority to make reasonable regulations govern- 
ing the transportation of freight, express packages, and baggage over 
the lines of the grantee, and for the purpose of carrying into effect 
the provisions or the original franchise granted by Act Numbered 
Fourteen hundred and forty-six, and suDserving the rights of the 
public thereunder. 

Sec. 4. The grantee is hereby given the right, and is hereby obli- 
gated, to carry the mails at reasonable rates and under reasonable 
regulations, to be fixed, as above specified, for the carriage of freight, 
express packages, and bag^ge. 

Sec. 5. The public gocS requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 1, 1907. 



[No. 1590.] 

AN ACT Repealing Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and seventy- three, entitled 
"An Act providing tliat one fiscal shall perform the duties of fiscal for the 
Provinces of Pampanga and Tarlac, abolishing the ofl3ces of fiscal of the said 
provinces as heretofore authorized by law, fixing the salary of the fiscal for 
the two provinces, and making provision for traveling expenses for such fis- 
cal," and providing that one fiscal shall perform the duties of fiscal for the 
Provinces of Tarlac and Nueva Ecija, abolishing the office of fiscal of the lat- 
ter province and that of fiscal for the Provinces of Pampanga and Tarlac 
as heretofore authorized by law, and re-creating the office of fiscal for the 
Province of Pampanga. 

By authority of the United States^ he it endcted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Secttion 1. Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and seventy-three, 
entitled "An Act providing that one fiscal shall perform the duties of 
fiscal for the Provinces of Pampanga and Tarlac, abolishing the 
offices of fiscal of the said provinces as heretofore authorized by law, 
fixing the salary of the fiscal for the two provinces, and making 
provision for traveling expenses for such fiscal," is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. The duties of fiscal for the Provinces of Tarlac and Nueva 
Ecija hereafter shall be performed bv one fiscal whose salary shall 
be three thousand pesos per annum, of which one thousand five hun- 
dred pesos shall be paid from the treasury of the Province of Tarlac 
and one thousand five hundred pesos from the treasury of the Prov- 
ince of Nueva Ecija. The fiscal of these two provinces shall reside 
at Tarlac, Province of Tarlac, and shall perform all the duties 
imposed by law upon provincial fiscals. The necessary expenses in 
traveling from the capital of one of such provinces to that of the 
other in the performance of his duties as fiscal shall be borne equally 
bv the Provinces of Tarlac and Nueva Ecija. The expenses of such 
clerical assistance, if any, as shall be authorized for the fiscal shall be 
paid equally by the Provinces of Tarlac and Nueva Ecija. 

Sec. 3. The office of the fiscal of the Province of Nueva Ecija and 
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fore authorized by law are hereby abolished, and the office of fiscal 
for the Province of Pampanga is hereby re-created, and from and 
after the date on which this Act shall take effect the salary of the fis- 
cal of the Province of Pampanga shall be two thousand seven hun- 
dred pesos per annum, and said fiscal shall perform all the duties 
imposed by law upon provincial fiscals. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage oi the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on February fifteenth, nineteen 
hundred and seven. 

Enacted, February 12, 1907. 



[No. 1591.] 

AN ACT To amend Acts Numbered Fifteen hundred and seven and Fifteen hun- 
dred and twenty-seven, by removing the employees of the office of the Super- 
vising Railway Expert from the Bureau of Public Works and establishing it 
as a separate and independent office, and making additional appropriation for 
the office of the Supervising Railway Expert. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The following sum, or so much thereof as may be 
necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the Insular 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the current expenses of the 
office of the Supervising Railway Expert in lieu of those provided 
by Acts Numbered Fifteen hundred and seven and Fifteen hundred 
and twenty-seven. 

SUPERVISING RAILWAY EXPERT. 

For salaries and wages of one assistant, at eight thousand pesos 
per annum ; one chief clerk and office assistant, at six thousand pesos 
per annum; three assistant engineers, at five thousand five hundred 
pesos per annum each; two senior inspecting engineers, at five thou- 
sand nve hundred pesos per annum each, from December eighteenth, 
nineteen hundred and six; five inspectors, at two thousand eight 
hundred pesos per annum each, four being from December eighteenth, 
nineteen nundred and six, and one from February first, nineteen 
hundred and seven ; six time-keepers, at two thousand eight hundred 
pesos per annum each ; one draftsman, at three thousand six hundred 
pesos per annum; one draftsman, at three thousand two hundred 
pesos per annum, from December eighteenth, nineteen hundred and 
six ; one clerk, at three thousand two hundred pesos per annum ; one 
clerk, at two thousand eight hundred pesos per annum ; one messen- 
ger, at three hundred pesos per annum; for the hire of temporary 
employees, including inspectors at not to exceed eight pesos per 
diem each, axmen, rodmen, clerical assistants, and other skilled and 
semi-billed employees at not to exceed five pesos per diem each ; and 
for the hire of unskilled employees at rates to be approved by the 
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ing the purchase of equipment, furniture, and supplies; for per 
diems of officers and employees when traveling on official business; 
transportation of officers, employees, and supplies; purchase and 
maintenance of transportation; cablegrams; postage and tele^ams; 
printing and binding; for the hire of official transportation in the 
city 01 Manila; rents; and other incidental expenses; sixty-five 
thousand pesos. 

Sec. 2. So much of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and twenty- 
seven, and of section two of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and 
seven, as are in conflict with the provisions of this Act, is hereby 
repealed: Provided^ That the expenditures hereinbefore authorized 
for salaries and wages prior to the date of passage of this Act shall 
be payable from the appropriation for the Bureau of Public Works, 
in accordance with the provisions of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred 
and twenty-seven. 

Sec. 3. The provisions of sections two, three, five, six, seven, eight, 
and nine of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and twenty-seven, are 
hereby made applicable to the office of the Supervising Railway 
Expert, as proviaed by section one of this Act. 

Sec. 4. Whenever m the opinion of the Governor-General the 
interests of the public service so demand, appointments may be made 
to positions authorized by this Act without compliance with the 
requirements of the civil service law and rules. Resolutions of the 
Philippine Commission heretofore adopted authorizing appointments 
to any of the positions included in this Act without compliance with 
the Civil Service Law and rules, are hereby confirmed. 

Sec. 5. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two ot "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 13, 1907. 



[No. 1592.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Nnmbered Twelve hundred and fifty-eight entitled "An 
Act making additional provisions to those contained in Act Numbered One hun- 
dred and ninety, relating to the exercise of the right of eminent domain in 
cases where the exercise of such power is invoked by a railroad corporation 
for the purposes of constructing, extending, or operating its line." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
C ommission,^ that: 

Section 1. Section three of Act Numbered Twelve hundred and 
fifty-eight, entitled "An Act making additional provisions to those 
contained in Act Numbered One hundred and ninety, relating to the 
exercise of the right of eminent domain in cases where the exercise of 
such power is invoked by a railroad corporation for (he purposes of 
constructing, extending or operating its line," is hereby amended by 
adding at the end thereof the following language : 

" When condemnation proceedings are brought by any railway cor- 



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S ration, in any court of competent jurisdiction in the Philippine 
ands, for the purpose of the expropriation of land for the proper 
corporate use of such railway corporation, said corporation shall have 
the right to enter immediately upon the possession of the land in- 
volved, after and upon the deposit by it with the Treasurer of the 
Philippine Islands of the value of the land, in money, as provision- 
ally and promptly ascertained and fixed by the court having j\irisdic- 
tion of the proceedings, said sum to be held by the Treasurer subject 
to the orders and final disposition of the court: Provided^ however^ 
That the court may authorize the deposit with the Insular Treasurer 
of a certificate of deposit of any depository of the Government of the 
Philippine Islands m lieu of cash, such certificate to be payable to 
the Insular Treasurer on demand in the amount directed by the court 
to be deposited. The certificate and the moneys represented thereby 
shall be subject to the orders and final disposition of the court. And 
in case suit has already been commenced on any land and the money 
deposited with the Insular Treasurer at the date of the passage of this 
Act, the said money may, upon proper order of the court, be with- 
drawn from the Treasury by the railway corporation which deposited 
the same, and a certificate of deposit, as above described, may be de- 
posited in lieu thereof. And the court is empowered and directed, 
oy appropriate order and writ if necessary, to place the railway cor- 
poration m possession of the land, upon the making of the deposit." 

Sec. 2. The provisions of this Act shall apply to any railway cor- 
poration in the Philippine Islands although its franchise may in 
terms prescribe the deposit of actual cash. 

Sec. 3. Tho public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen himdred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 14, 1907. 



[No. 1593.] 

AN ACT To amend section two of Act Numbered Twelve hundred and ninety- 
eight, as amended by Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and seventy, by ex- 
tending the time for the redemption of real property heretofore forfeited and 
deeded to municipalities for nonpayment of taxes, and providing for the 
redemption of real property so forfeited and deeded during the year rineteen 
hundred and seven. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section two of Act Numbered Twelve hundred and 
ninety-eighty as amended by Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and 
seventy, entitled "An Act amending Act Numbered Twelve hundred 
and mnety-eight so as to authorize provincial boards of tax revision 
to revise and correct assessment lists of municipalities for the vear 
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nineteen hundred and six, the time within which real estate which 
has been forfeited to municipalities for nonpayment of taxes may be 
redeemed," is hereby again amended by strilang out the words " nine- 
teen hundred and five and nineteen hundred and six " wherever the 
same are used in said section and inserting in lieu thereof the words 
" nineteen hundred and five, nineteen hundred and six, and nineteen 
hundred and seven: " Provided^ That nothing in this Act contained 
shall be construed to revoke or amend any portion of Act Numbered 
Fifteen hundred and seventy-eight, entitled "An Act authorizing the 
refund of moneys received at land tax sales and interest thereon 
upon conveyance of such land to provincial treasurer as trustee by 

Surchaser, extending the time for the redemption of realty by the 
elinquent taxpayer and the reconveyance to him of such real estate 
by purchaser, providing for the confiscation of such real estate in case 
it is not redeemed, and for other purposes," nor to change, modify, 
or affect any proceeding or action heretofore had, or which may be 
in future had, under the terms thereof. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 15, 1907. 



[No. 1594.] 

AN ACT Reserving for the exclusive use of the Government the fishing rights 
In the waters of the bay along the shore line of the eastern boundary of the 
Iwahlg Penal Colony for a distance seaward of one and one-quarter statute 
miles. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The fishing rights in the waters of the bay along the 
shore line of the eastern boundary of the Iwahig Penal Colony, 
Island of Palawan, for a distance seaward of one and one-quarter 
statute miles are hereby reserved for the exclusive use of the Gov- 
ernment, for the subsistence and maintenance of the prisoners, the 
prison officials and their families in said colony, and such pardoned 
or released prisoners as may continue to reside therein. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two or "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 15, 1907. 



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[No. 1595.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and eighty-eight, entitled 
"An Act Increasing the number of municipalities In the Province of Bulacan 
from thirteen to fourteen, by separating from Polo the former municipality 
of Obando and giving the latter the territory which it comprised prior to the 
passage of Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-two," by providing that 
the distribution of funds in the municipal treasury of Polo, resulting from the 
. separation from Polo of the former municipality of Obando, shall be made as 
of the date of the enactment of said Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and 
eighty-eight. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section one of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and 
eighty-eight, entitled "An Act increasing the number of munici- 
palities in the Province of Bulacan from thirteen to fourteen, by 
separating from Polo the former municipality of Obando and giving 
the latter the territory which it comprised prior to the passage of 
Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-two," is hereby amended 
by adding at the end thereof the following proviso : 

" Provided^ That the distribution of funds in the municipal treas- 
ury of Polo, resulting from the separation from Polo of the former 
municipality of Obando, shall be made as of January twenty-fifth, 
nineteen hundred and seven^ the date of the passage of Act Num- 
bered Fifteen hundred and eighty-eight." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 21, 1907. 



[No. 1596.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered One hundred and ninety, entitled "An Act 
providing a Code of Procedure in Civil Actions and Special Proceedings in 
the Philippine Islands," by providing that where a motion for a new trial is 
made on the ground that the evidence is insufficient to Justify the decision 
an exception may be taken to the order of the trial court overruling such 
motion, and providing that in the hearing of a bill of exceptions based thereon 
the Supreme Court may review the evidence adduced at the trial and affirm, 
reverse, or modify by a preponderance of the evidence the Judgment of the 
court below. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section four hundred and ninety-seven of Act Num- 
bered One hundred and ninety, entitled "An Act providing a Code 
of Procedure in Civil Actions and Special Proceedings in the Philip- 
pine Islands," is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 497. Hearings confined to matters of law^ with certain ex- 
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special proceedings, the Supreme Court shall not review the evidence 
taken in the court below, nor retry the questions of fact, except as in 
this section hereinafter provided ; but snail determine only questions 
of law raised by the bill of exceptions. But the Supreme Court may 
review the evidence taken in the court below and, after giving due 
weight to the fact that the judge who tried the case saw the witnesses 
when they testified, affirm or reverse by a preponderance of the evi- 
dence, or modify by such preponderance, the judgment there ren- 
dered, as justice may require, in the following cases: 

"(1) If before the final determination of an action pending in 
the Supreme Court on bill of exceptions, new and material evidence 
be discovered by either party, which could not have been discovered 
before the trial in the court below, by the exercise of due diligence, 
and which is of such a character as probably to change the result, 
the Supreme Court may receive and consider such new evidence, 
together with that adduced on the trial below, and may grant or 
refuse a new trial, or render such other judgment as ought, in view 
of the whole case, to be rendered, upon such terms as it may deem just. 
The party seeking a new trial, or a reversal of the judgment on the 
ground of newly discovered evidence, may petition the Supreme 
Court for such new trial, and shall attach to the petition affidavits 
showing the facts entitling him to a new trial and the newly dis- 
covered evidence. Upon the filing of such petition in the Supreme 
Court the court shall, on notice to both parties, make such oraer as 
to taking further testimony by each party, upon the petition, either 
orally in court, or by depositions, upon notice, as it may deem just. 
The petition, with the evidence, shall be heard at the same time as 
the bill of exceptions; 

"(2) If the excepting party filed a motion in the Court of First 
Instance for a new trial, upon the ground that the evidence was 
insufficient to justify the decision, and the judge overruled said 
motion, and due exception was taken to his overruling the same, the 
Supreme Court may review the evidence and make such findings 
upon the facts by a preponderance of the evidence, and render such 
final judgment, as justice and equity may require. But, if the 
Supreme Court shall be of the opinion that this exception is frivolous 
and not made in good faith, it may impose double or treble addi- 
tional costs upon the excepting party, and may order them to be paid 
by the counsel prosecuting the bill of exceptions, if in its opinion 
justice so requires." 

Sec. 2. Section one hundred and forty-six of Act Numbered One 
hundred and ninety is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 146. Method of procedure in applications for new trial, — 
The application shall oe made by motion in writing, stating the 
ground therefor, of which the adverse party shall have such reason- 
able notice as the judge may direct. When the application is made 
for a cause mentioneain the first or second subdivisions of the last 
section, it must be made upon affidavits, and counter affidavits from 
the adverse party may likewise be received. 

"The overruling or granting of a motion for a new trial shall 
not be a ground of exception, out shall be deemed to have been an 
act of discretion on the part of the judge, within the meaning of the 
second sentence of section one hundred and forty-one. If, however, 
the motion for a new trial was made on the ground that the evidence 

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was insufficient to justify the decision, an exception may be taken 
to the order overruling such motion, and such exception may be 
reviewed by the Supreme Court as in other cases." 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage, and cases now 
pending in the Supreme Court shall also be subject to its provisions. 

Enacted, February 25, 1907. 



[No. 1597.] 

AN ACT Repealing Act Numbered Five hundred and fifty-three, and amending 
paragraph one of section thirteen of Act Numbered One hundred and ninety, 
so as to authorize certain persons to practice law in the Philippine Islands 
without examination. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission J that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Five hundred and fifty-three is hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 2. Paragraph one of section thirteen of Act Numbered One 
hundred and ninety, entitled "An Act providing a Code of Procedure 
in civil actions and special proceedings in the Philippine Islands," is 
hereby amended to read as loUows : 

" 1. Those who have been duly licensed under the laws and orders 
of the Islands under the sovereignty of Spain or of the United States 
and are in good and regular standing as members of the bar of the 
Philippine Islands at the time of the adoption of this code : Provided^ 
That any person who, prior to the passage of this Act, or at any time 
thereafter, shall have held, under the authority of the United States, 
the position of Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge of the Court of 
First Instance, or Jud^ or Associate Judge of the Court of Land 
Registration, of the Philippine Islands, or the position of Attorney- 
General, Solicitor General, Assistant Attorney-General, Assistant 
Attorney in the office of the Attorney-General, Prosecuting Attorney 
for the City of Manila, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the city of 
Manila, City Attorney of Manila, Assistant City Attorney of Manila, 
Provincial Fiscal, Attorney for the Moro Province, or Assistant At- 
torney for the Moro Province, maj be licensed to practice law in the 
courts of the Philippine Islands without an examination, upon motion 
before the Supreme Court and establishing such fact to the satisfac- 
tion of said court." 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

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[No. 1598.] 

AN ACT Amending certain subsections of section five of Act Numbered One 
hundred and thirty-six, as amended by Acts Numbered Eight hundred and 
sixty-seven and Eleven hundred and eighty-four, by modifying the provisions 
relating to the leave of absence of Judges, and the provision relating to the 
court vacation of the supreme court 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section five of Act Numbered One hundred and thirty- 
six, as amended by Acts Numbered Eight hundred and sixty-seven 
and Eleven hundred and eighty-four, is hereby amended as f oUbws : 

(1) By adding at the end of subsection {a) thereof the words: 
^^Provided further^ That the court vacation of the Supreme Court 
may be made to begin on the first of April and close with the first 
of July in any year by a resolution to that effect adopted by the 
court and entered upon'the minutes thereof." 

(2) By striking out the second sentence of subsection {j) thereof, 
reading: "The right to a leave of absence for five months shall 
accrue to all judges who have served three years in the Islands and 
who have not during that time visited the United States, and this 

{)rovision shall be retroactive," and inserting in lieu thereof the fol- 
owing: " The right to a leave of absence for five months shall accrue 
to all judges who have served continuously for three years in the 
Islands, either in the judicial service or in some other branch of the 
Philippine civil service in which accrued leave is earned, and who 
have not during that time visited the United States, the period of 
service corresponding to any accrued leave enjoved prior to appoint- 
ment as judge not to be counted as a part of such three years of 
service: Provided^ however^ That judges who have not completed 
three years of service in the Islands, but who have served more than 
two years, may be granted five months' vacation, the period of such 
vacation to include the regular court vacation : And provided further^ 
that no payment for the additional three months, or anv portion 
thereof which may be included in the vacation taken, shall be made 
to a judge granted leave prior to the completion of three years of 
service, until he returns to duty and completes three years or service 
in the Islands: And provided further^ That in any year wherein the 
court vacation of the Supreme Court is extended by a resolution of 
the court, six months' instead of five months' vacation may be 
assigned to any member of the Supreme Court who is entitled to a 
long vacation.'' 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 9, 1907. 



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[No. 1599.] 

AN ACT To amend Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and thirty-seven by providing 
that no races shall be held on Thursday or Friday of what is commonly called 
" Holy Week," but that In lieu thereof races may be held on the two next 
succeeding days. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Paragraph (6) of section one of Act Numbered Fifteen 
hundred and thirty-seven is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following : 

'^Provided further^ That no races shall be held on Thursday or 
Friday of what is commonly called ' Holy Week,' but in lieu thereof 
races may be hfild on the two next succeeding days." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 9, 1907. 



[No. 1600.] 

AN ACT To amend Acts Numbered Eighty-three and Thirteen hundred and 
ninety-six by enabling provincial governments to purchase and convey real 
estate. 

By authority of the United Staten^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section two of Act Numbered Eighty-three is hereby 
amended to read as follows : 

" Sec. 2. Every provincial government established under this Act 
shall be a body corporate, with power to sue and be sued, to have and 
use a corporate seal, to hold and, with the approval of the Governor- 
General, to purchase and convey real property, to purchase and 
convey personal property, to make contracts for labor and material 
needed m the construction of duly authorized public works, and to 
incur such other obligations as are expressly authorized by law." 

Sec. 2. Section one of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety- 
six is hereby amended to read as follows : 

" Section 1. A civil provincial government is hereby established 
for each province of the Philippine Islands not organized under the 
Provincial Government Act, Numbered Eighty-three, except the 
Moro Province. Every provincial government established imder this 
Act shall be a body corporate, with power to sue and be sued, to have 
and use a corporate seal, to hold and, with the approval of the 
Governor-General, to purchase and convey real propertv, to purchase 
and convey personal property, to make contracts for labor and mate- 
rial needed in the construction of duly authorized public works, and 
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Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 
Enacted, March 11, 1907. 



[No. 1601.] 

AN ACT For the relief of the Province of Bataan by canceling, under certain 
conditions, the ii^ebtednees of the province in the sum of si{ thousand pesos, 
and providing for a new loan of six thousand pesos to said province for 
general provincial purposes. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The indebtedness of the Province of Bataan to the Gov- 
ernment of the Philippine Islands arising from the loan of six thou- 
sand pesos granted to said province by Act Nimibered Fourteen hun- 
dred and ten, is hereby canceled on condition that the provincial gov- 
ernment shall transfer from its revenues to the provincial school fund, 
prior to January first, nineteen hundred and nme, an amoimt at least 
equal to the indebtedness so canceled, which sum so transferred shall 
be used only for the purpose of constructing school buildings. The 
Insular Auditor shall require, as evidence of compliance with the con- 
ditions herein set forth, the certificate of the Secretary of Public 
Instruction to the effect that he has personally or by authorized rep- 
resentative satisfied himself that the said condition has been met by 
the province. 

Sec. 2. There is hereby appropriated out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of six thousand 
pesos, to be loaned to the Province of Bataan, and to be expended by 
the provincial board of that province for general expenses of the 
provincial government. The money so appropriated shall be paid to 
the treasurer of Bataan upon the production by him to the Insular 
Treasurer of a certified copy of a resolution of the provincial board of 
Bataan accepting said loan and agreeing to repay the money, without 
interest, on or before the expiration of two years from the date of the 
acceptance of the loan by the provincial board of Bataan, the repay- 
ment to be made in two equal annual installments. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Conunission 
in the enactment of laws,'' passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 11, 1907. 



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[No. 1602.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Seven hundred and eighty, entitled '*An Act 
providing for the examination and licensing of applicants for the positions 
of master, mate, patron, and engineer of seagoing vessels in the Philippine 
coastwise trade, and prescribing the number of engineers to be employed by 
such vessels." / 

By authority of tJie United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section one of Act Numbered Seven hundred and 
eighty, entitled "An Act providing for the examination and licens- 
ing of applicants for the positions of master, mate^ patron, and 
engineer or seagoing vessels in the Philippine coastwise trade, and 
prescribing the numper of engineers to be employed by such vessels," 
IS hereby amended to read as follows : 

" Section 1. A board is hereby created, to consist of the Insular 
Collector of Customs, the supervising inspector of hulls and boilers, 
and assistant inspector of hulls, one person holding an unexpired 
license as master in the Philippine coastwise trade, and one other 
competent person, whose duty it shall be to examine and certify for 
licenses all applicants for licenses as watch officers and engineers upon 
vessels of the Philippine Islands. The Insular Collector of Customs 
shall be president of the board, ex officio, and any three members 
thereof snail constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 
This board shall be known and referred to as the " Board on Philip- 
pine Marine Examinations." The Insular Collector of Customs is 
authorized to desi^ate the persons who shall constitute the board, 
from among the classes above enumerated, and to detail from the 
clerical force provided for the Bureau of Customs a competent per- 
son to serve as secretary of the board without additional compensa- 
tion: Provided^ That nothing in this section shall be construed to 
make such secretary a member of the board for any other purpose: 
And provided further^ That the expenses of the said board shall be 
paid from the regular appropriation for the Bureau of Customs." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 12, 1907. 



[No. 1603.] 

AN ACT Transferring, under certain conditions, to the respective school funds 
of the provinces of La Union, Nueva Ecija, and Sorsogon, certain amounts 
due from said provinces to the Insular Government 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission tnat: 

Section 1. The amoimt due from the Province of La Union to 
the Government of the Philippine Islands, to the extent of thirty- 

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seven thousand pesos, is hereby transferred to the provincial school 
fund of La Union, on condition that the provincial government shall 
provide and pay into said school fund, in addition thereto, the sum 
of thirteen thousand pesos, making a total of fifty thousand pesos, 
which shall be expended, in amounts of one-seventh of the total each 
year, in the construction and pi*eparation of suitable buildings in 
said province for schools of arts and trades, domestic science, and 
agriculture, as follows : The first one-seventh part to be made avail- 
able on or before the thirtieth day of June, nineteen hundred and 
seven, the second one-seventh on or before the thirty-first day of 
December, nineteen hundred and seven, and each of the remaining 
one-seventh parts to be made available on or before the thirtieth day 
of June of each year thereafter, until the total of fifty thousand pesos 
shall have been provided and expended, as above prescribed. 

Sec. 2. The amount due from the Province of Nueva Ecija to the 
Government of the Philippine Islands, to the extent of fifteien thou- 
sand pesos, is hereby transferred to the school fund of Nueva Ecija 
on condition that the provincial government shall provide and pay 
into said school fundj in addition thereto, the sum of five thousand 
pesos, making a total of twenty thousand pesos, which shall be paid 
into said school fund in four annual installments of five thousand 
pesos each, the first installment to be made available on or before 
the thirtieth day of June, nineteen hundred and eight, and each of 
the remaining three installments to be made available on or before the 
thirtieth day of June of each year thereafter, and shall be used for 
the construction and preparation of suitable buildings in said prov- 
ince for school purposes until the total of twenty thousand pesos shall 
have been provided and expended. 

Sec. 3. The indebtedness of the Province of Sorsogon to the Gov- 
ernment of the Philippine Islands arising from the loan of twenty 
thousand pesos granted to the Province of Sorsogon by Act Num- 
bered Twelve hundred and eighty-nine is hereby cancelea: Provided^ 
That the provincial government shall expend from its revenues prior 
to January first, nineteen hundred and nine, an amount equal thereto 
in the acquisition of land, construction of permanent school buildings, 
and the purchase of equipment for provincial school purposes. 

Sec. 4. The several installments of the funds provided for in sec- 
tions one, two, and three hereof, as they become available, shall be 
paid into the Insular Treasury as special deposits to be added to the 
special provincial school fund of the province concerned, and shall 
constitute with it, in each case, one total fund under the control of 
the Secretary of Public Instruction, to be disbursed by the Bureau 
of Education in accordance with the provisions of Act Numbered 
Thirteen hundred and eighteen. Should the Province of La Union, 
or the Province of Nueva Ecija, as the case may be, fail to make 
the said special deposits in the Insular Treasury on or before the 
the dates prescribed by this Act, the Insular Auditor shall make suit- 
able deduction from any funds which may be due the province, to 
cover the same. 

Sec. 5. The Insular Auditor shall require, as evidence of com- 
pliance with the conditions set forth in section three of this Act, 
tor the Province of Sorsogon, the certificate of the Secretary of 
Public Instruction to the ei^ct that he has personally, or by author- 
ized representative, satisfied himself to that effect. 

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Sec. 6. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 12, 1907. 



[No. 1604.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Seven bundred and fifteen, entitled " An Act 
reducing the twenty-four municipalities of the Province of Oriental Negi'us 
to fourteen," by' transferring the seat of the municipal government of the 
municipality of Dauin from Zaml)oanguita to Dauin and that of the munici- 
pality of Tayasan from Tayasan to Jimalalud. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by tlie Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section one of Act Numbered Seven hundred and fifteen, 
entitled "An Act reducing the twenty-four municipalities of the 
Province of Oriental Negros to fourteen," is hereby amended as 
follows : 

{a) By striking out at the end of paragraph four the word " Zam- 
boan^ita," and inserting in lieu thereof the word " Dauin." 

(6) By striking out at the end of paragraph ten the word " Taya- 
san," and inserting in lieu thereof the word " Jimalalud." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 12, 1907. 



[No. 1605.] 

AN ACT Forbidding, under penalty, bonded officers or bonded employees, or 
former bonded officers or bonded employees, of the Insular Government, or of 
any provincial or municipal government in the Philippine Islands, or the city 
of Manila, from leaving or attempting to leave the Philippine Islands without 
first securing a certificate from the Insular Auditor, and repealing Act Num- 
bered Eleven hundred and sixty-one. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Com^mission, that: 

Section 1. No bonded officer or bonded employee of the Insular 
Government, or of any provincial or municipal government in the 
Philippine Islands, or or the city of Manila, whether in the actual 
service of such government or separated therefrom, shall leave or 
attempt to leave the Philippine Islands without first securing a certifi- 
cate n*om the Insular Auditor showing that his accounts with the 
government of which he is or was such oonded officer or bonded em- 
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or emplovee violating any of the provisions of this Act shall, on con- 
viction thereof, be punished by imprisonment for not exceeding six 
months, or by a fine of not more than one thousand pesos, or bom, in 
the discretion of the court. 

Sec. 2. Act Numbered Eleven hundred and sixty-one, entitled " An 
Act declaring any bonded officer or employee of the Civil Government 
who leaves or attempts to leave the Hiilippine Islands without first 
securing a clearance rrom the Auditor to be guilty of a misdemeanor," 
is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 12, 1907. 



[No. 1606.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered One hundred and forty-six, relating to the 
duties of the Purchasing Agent, by declaring the manner In which estimates 
are to be submitted and purchases made thereunder. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

. Section 1. Act Numbered One hundred and forty-six, entitled 
"Aji Act creatine the office of Insular Purchasing Agent for the 
Government of the Philippine Archipelago, defining tne duties of 
such officer, and making an appropriation of one hundred thousand 
dollars for the purpose of carrying said Act into effect," is hereby 
amended by striking out section five thereof and inserting in lieu 
thereof the following : 

" Sec. 5. Each head of a civil Department, Bureau, or Office shall 
submit annually, within thirty days after the passage of each regular 
annual appropriation bill, to the said Purchasing .^ent, an estimate 
of articles or supplies which will probably be required for the trans- 
action of its official business for the fiscal year for which appropria- 
tions are made, such estimates to be used as a basis upon which the 
Purchasing Agent may make necessary purchases. Such estimates 
shall be accompanied by a certificate by tne head of Bureau or Office 
submitting the estimate that there will Tbe, during the period in which 
the supplies are to be delivered, sufficient funds with which to make 
payment for the same, and said certificate shall be approved by the 
Secretary of the Department to which the Bureau or Office belongs. 
All supplies purchased in compliance with such estimates shall be 
requisitioned for and paid for oy the Bureau or Office making the 
estimate within the period for which the estimate was made : Pro- 
vided^ That the Purchasing Agent, before making purchases in accord- 
ance with such estimates, shall call the attention of the head of the 
Bureau or Office making requisition to the fact that he has on hand, 
if such be the case, similar articles, which, in his judgment; will 
fairly answer the purposes of the requisition and the requisition shall 
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case the said head of Bureau or Office shall refuse to accept the sub- 
stitution proposed by the Purchasing Agent, it shall thereupon 
become the duty of the head of the Department in which the requisi- 
tion originated to determine whether the proposed substitution shall 
or shall not be made." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 12, 1907. 



[No. 1607.] 

AN ACT To place Army officers serving with tlie Philippines Constabulary 
under the provisions of Act Numbered One thousand and forty, in regard to 
leave privileges. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission J that: 

Section 1. The provisions of Act Numbered One thousand and 
forty, in re^rd to all leave privileges, shall hereafter apply to Army 
officers serving with the Philippines Constabulary: Provided^ how- 
ever^ That the provisions of said Act in regard to half pay while 
going to and returning from the United States shall apply only to 
that portion of the compensation of said officers paid from Insular 
funds. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedjr enactment of this bill, 
the passage oi the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 13, 1907. 



[No. 1608.] 

AN ACT For the relief of the estate of Thomas Hardeman, deceased, late 
treasurer of Pangasinan Province. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Com^mission^ that: 

Section 1. The Auditor for the Philippine Islands is hereby 
directed to credit the account of Thomas Hardeman, late treasurer 
of Pangasinan Province, with the sum of nine hundred and forty- 
eight pesos and seventy-four centavos, Philippine currency, and 
the further sum of one hundred and fifty-four pesos and twenty-six 
centavos, Mexican currency, on account of certain disallowances 
made by the Auditor for the Philippine Islands because of certain 
alleged unauthorized expenditures and credits taken by said Thomas 
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Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 13, 1907. 



[No. 1609.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and seven, known as " The 
Reorganization Act," by abolishing the Bureau of Cold Storage as a separate 
bureau, and constituting the same a division of the Bureau of Supply. 

By authority of the United States, be it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. The Bureau of Cold Storage is hereby abolished as a 
separate Bureau and is constituted a division of the Bureau of 
Supply, to be known as the Division of Cold Storage. The Division 
of Cold Storage, under the general supervision and control of the 
Bureau of Supply, shall perform the duties and render the services 
heretofore required of the Bureau of Cold Storage by laws in force 
at the time of the passage of this Act. 

Sec. 2. The position of Director of Cold Storage is hereby abol- 
ished, and the position of Chief of Division of Cold Storage is hereby 
created in the Bureau of Supply at a salary of four thousand eight 
hundred pesos per annum. 

Sec. 3. The runds appropriated for the Bureau of Cold Storage for 
the fiscal year nineteen hundred and seven are hereby made available 
for the Division of Cold Storage in the Bureau of Supply. 

Sec. 4. So much of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and seven, 
known as " The Reorganization Act," as is in conflict or inconsistent 
with this Act, and all other Acts or parts of Acts in conflict or incon- 
sistent with this Act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 5. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 0. This Act shall take effect on April 1, 1907. 

Enacted, March 14, 1907. 



[No. 1610.] 

AN ACT To prescribe penalties for failure to carry proper officers on Philippine 

vessels. 

By authority of the United States, he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. The Insular Collector of Customs with the prior 
approval of the Secretary of Finance and Justice, shall prescribe the 
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Philippine Islands, and in case any vessel shall navigate without its 
full complement oi duly licensed officers as by the said Insular Col- 
lector prescribed, the offending vessel may be fined not more than one 
hundred pesos for each offense, but shall not be so fined for such 
offense of tener than once in thirty days. 

Sec. 2. Fines under the foregoing section shall be collected as pre- 
scribed in sections three hundred and thirteen, three hundred and 
thirteen (a), and three hundred and thirteen (6) of Act Numbered 
Three hundred and fifty-five, as amended by Act Numbered Eight 
hundred and sixty-four and Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and 
five, and it shall be a good defense to prove that the vessel did so 
navigate only on account of causes beyond the control of the master, 
agents, and owners. 

Such fine when incurred shall be in addition to any penalty which 
may be incurred through the employment of aliens as officers, as 
already prescribed by law. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 14, 1907. 



[No. 1611.] 

AN ACT Amending paragraph (e) of section twenty-one of Act Numbered 
Eighty-two, known as " The Municipal Code," as amended, so as to authorize 
the deposit of municipal funds by any municipality in any duly authorized 
depository of the government of the Philippine Islands located in such munic- 
ipality. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Paragraph (^) of section twentv-onc of Act Numbered 
Eighty-two, known as " The Municipal Code,^' as amended, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the following proviso : 

''''Provided^ That the treasurer of any municipality, when specially 
authorized by resolution of the municipal council and upon the 
approval of the provincial treasurer ana the Executive Secretary, 
may deposit the funds of the municipality in any duly authorized 
depository of the Government of the Philippine Islands situated 
within the municipality. The resolution of the council authorizing 
any such deposit or deposits shall set forth clearly the period for 
which the same shall be made, whether with or without interest, and 
if with interest, the rate thereof." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditecf in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 14, 1907. 



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[No. 1612.] 

AN ACT Increasing the number of municipalities in the Province of Occidental 
Negros from twenty-one to twenty-two, by separating from Hog the former 

. municipality of Cavancalan and reconstituting the same under the name of 
Kabankalan. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy tJie Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The twenty-one municipalities of the Province of Occi- 
dental Negros, as provided by Act Numbered Seven hundred and 
sixteen, entitled "Aji Act reducing the thirty-four municipalities of 
the Province of Occidental Negros to twenty-one," are hereby in- 
creased to twenty-two, by separating from Hog the former munici- 
pality of Cavancalan and reconstituting the same under the name 
Kabankalan. The new municipality of Kabankalan shall consist of 
the territory which was comprised by the former municipality of 
Cavancalan prior to the passage of said Act Numbered Seven hun- 
dred and sixteen. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two or "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on August tenth, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven: Provided. That the distribution oi funds in the 
municipality of Hog, resulting from the separation from Hog of 
the former municipality of Cavancalan, shall oe made as of the date 
of the passage of this Act. 

Enacted, March 14, 1907. 



[No. 1613.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Three hundred and eight, entitled "An Act 
providing for the establishment of municipal boards of health and fixing their 
powers and duties." 

By authority of the United States, be it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

SEdioN 1. Section one of Act Numbered Three hundred and eight 
is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the words: '^ Pro- 
vided, That with the approval of the respective municipal councils 
and the approval of the Director of Health, the district health officer 
may organize any two or more neighboring municipalities into a 
municipal health district, and such municipalities composing a dis- 
trict may employ jointly a president of the municipal health district 
thus constituted who shall also act as president of the municipal 
board of health of each municipality comprised in the said municipal 
health district and shall receive such compensation as may be appro- 
priated by the respective municipal councils and approved by the 
Director of Health and shall be reimbursed by the municipality for 
which travel is performed for traveling expenses necessarily incurred 
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contrary notwithstanding. Presidents of municipal health districts 
shall be subject to the same requirements of law as other presidents 
of municipal boards of health, except as to restriction of salary, and 
shall be appointed in the same manner." 

Sec. 2. Section three of the said Act is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "president " and before the words " The other mem- 
bers of the boara shall serve without compensation " in the seventh 
line, the words " but nothing in this section shall be construed so as 
to prevent a duly appointed president of a municipal health district 
from receiving such additional salary as may be appropriated for the 
position and approved by the Director of H^lth." 

Sec. 3. Section five of the said Act is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "members" and before the words "Subject to the 
supervision and control " in the fourth line, the words ''Provided^ 
That in municipalities which are a component part of a municipal 
health district, meetings shall be held at the call of the president." 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage or the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the C!om- 
inission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 14, 1907. • 



[No. 1614.] 

AN ACT Amending section one of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety- 
three, entitled "An Act providing for the widening of the streets and the 
adjustment of ownership of land located within certain specified limits in the 
municipality of Cebu, Province of Cebu," by providing a change in the per- 
sonnel of the committee appointed by resolution of the Philippine Commission 
of March twenty-first, nineteen hundred and five, and Inserting a new para- 
graph in said Act authorizing clerical assistance. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Com/mission^ that: 

Section 1. Section one of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and 
ninety-three, entitled "An Act providing for the widening of the 
streete and the adjustment of ownership of land located within 
certain specified limits in the municipality of Cebu, Province of 
Cebu," is hereby amended to read as follows : 

" Section 1. The Governor-General, with the consent of the Philip- 

Sine Commission, is hereby authorized to appoint a committee of 
ve persons to continue the work of the committee appointed by reso- 
lution of the Commission of March twenty-first, nineteen himdred 
and five, to provide plans for the widening of such streets as may be 
desirable and proper and to lay out new streets within the so-called 
* burnt area' in the municipality of Cebu, Province of Cebu, to 
adjust all questions of ownership of all land within the said burnt 
area, and to make such equitable allotment and adjustment of the 
land within the said burnt area as may be necessary and practicable, 
caused by the widening of existing streets and in the laying out or 
new streets. All future vacancies on the committee hereby estab- 
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committee heretofore appointed under the provisions of Act Num- 
bered Thirteen hundred and ninety-three is hereby discharged from 
further duty and shall turn over all books, papers, records, and ac- 
counts to the committee appointed in accordance with this Act. The 
Governor-General is hereoy authorized to confirm and approve the 
acts of the Director of Public Works, Sergio Osmefia, provincial 
governor of Cebu, T. Warren Allen, district engineer, and the presi- 
dent of the municipality of Cebu, acting instead of the committee 
authorized by Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety-three." 

Sec. 2. Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety-three is here- 
by further amended by adding at the end of section six thereof the 
following: 

" The said committee is hereby authorized to employ such clerical 
assistants as may be necessary at a salary of not to exceed one hundred 
and fifty pesos per month each. The services of the said clerical 
assistants shall be certified to by the chairman of the committee. The 
expenses of this committee, to the extent of one thousand eight hun- 
dred pesos, shall be borne by the Insular Government. The Civil 
Service Acts and rules shall not necessarily be applicable to such 
clerical assistants as are herein authorized: Provided^ That ap- 
pointees under this Act who are members of the Civil Service, or 
certified by the Bureau of Civil Service for appointment, shall lose 
no right or privilege by reason of such appointment." 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take eflFect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 18, 1907. 



[No. 1615.] 

AN ACT Providing for the cancellation of official bonds of registrars of property 
and relieving their sureties from responsibility on such bonds executed prior 
to August thirteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight. 

Whereas, under the Mortgage Law and the regulations for its exe- 
cution in force in the Philippine Islands prior to American occupa- 
tion, registrars of property were required to give bond conditioned 
upon the faithful performance of their duties as such officers ; and 

Whereas the provisions of said Mortgage Law and the regulations 
for its execution providing for the release and delivery of such bonds 
have become inoperative tecause of the change of soverei^t^ ; and 

Whereas much hardship has been caused to the principals and 
sureties of such bonds because of the impossibility of securing the 
cancellation of said bonds which, in many cases, constitute legal in- 
cumbrances upon the real property of said principals and their 
sureties : Now, therefore, 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission J that: 
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surety of such official, executed prior to August thirteenth, eighteen 
hundred and ninety-eight, and constituting a mortgage or lien upon 
real property, may be canceled at the request of the principal or any 
surety of said bond upon complying with the requirements of this 
Act. 

Sec. 2. The principal or surety desiring the cancellation of any such 
bond shall present a petition in writing to the Court of First Instance 
of the province in which the registrar officiated, stating under oath 
the circumstances leading to the giving of such bond, making a copy 
of such bond a part of such application, and requesting the cancella- 
tion thereof. 

Sec. 3. Upon the filing of said petition the clerk of the Court of 
First Instance in which such petition is filed shall cause a notice 
thereof to be published in a Spanish newspaper of general circulation 
published in the province in which the registrar officiated, if any such 
newspaper be published in said province, and also in a Spanish news- 
paper of general circulation published in the city of Manila. Such 
notice shall be published once a week in said newspapers for a period 
of ten consecutive weeks and shall be posted and kept posted in a con- 
spicuous place in the provincial building of the province in which 
such registrar officiated for a period of six months. Said notice shall 
inform all persons interested of the filing of such petition, and shall 
require that all persons having claims arising out of the official mis- 
conduct of such registrar shall^ within two months after the termina- 
tion of the period for publication and posting of said notice, file in 
said court their opposition to said petition, which said opposition 
shall set forth, under oath, that legal proceedings have l)een com- 
menced in the proper Court of First Instance for the enforcement of 
legal claims against such registrar and his bondsmen. Unless such 
opposition is filed within said period the bond shall be canceled. 

Sec. 4. In case such opposition is filed, and proper proof is sub- 
mitted to the Court of First Instance in which said petition is filed 
that legal proceedings have been commenced against said registrar 
and his bondsmen, action by said Court of First Instance upon the 
petition for the cancellation of the bond shall be suspended until the 
final determination of the suits commenced against the registrar and 
his bondsmen : Provided^ however^ That such suits must be prosecuted 
with proper diligence. 

Sec. 5. Should those opposing the cancellation of the bond fail to 
present satisfactory prooi that suits have been commenced as alleged 
m their opposition, an order shall be entered by the Court of First 
Instance canceling the bond in accordance with the prayer of the 
petition. 

Sec. 6. A copy of the order of the court canceling the bond shall be 
filed with the registrar of deeds in the province where the property of 
the principal and that of his bondsmen is situated, and thereupon said 
property shall be immediately released from any lien or incumbrance 
because of said bond. 

Sec. 7. The court costs and other costs of proceedings for the can- 
cellation of bonds under this Act shall be paid by the petitioner. 

Sec. 8. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
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in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
himdred. 

Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 19, 1907. 



[No. 1616.] 

AN ACT Changing the name of the uHinicipality of Almeria, Province of Lesrte, 
to that of Kawayan, and transferring tlie seat of its municipal government 
to the present barrio of Kawayan; also changing the name of the munici- 
pality of San Ricardo in the said province to that of Pintuyan, and trans- 
ferring the seat of its municipal government to the present barrio of 
Pintuyan. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The mmiicipality of Almeria in the Province of Leyte, 
as established by paragraph eleven of section one of Act Numberea 
Nine hundred and fifty-four^ shall hereafter be known as Kawa- 
yan, with the seat of the municipal government" at the present barrio 
of Kawayan. 

Sec. 2. The municipality of San Ricardo in the Province of Leyte, 
as established by paragraph fifteen of section one of Act Numbered 
Nine hundred and fifty-four, as amended by Act Numbered Nine 
hundred and eighty-six, shall hereafter be known as Pintuyan. 
with the seat of the mimicipal government at the present barrio oi 
Pintuyan. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 19, 1907. 



[No. 1617.] 

AN ACT Providing for the establislmient and maintenance of toll roads and 

bridges. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Whenever the provincial board of any province shall 
decide it to be necessary for the proper maintenance of any road 
or highway within the province, it may designate any such road or 
highway, or any part or any road or highway, or any bridge, which 
is maintained or intended to be built and maintained wholly by pro- 
vincial funds, as a toll road or toll bridge, and may fix, and from 
time to time may change, the rates of toll to be paid for the use 
thereof, which shall be reasonable and shall not be greater than is 
necessary to produce the revenue requisite for the proper building, 
maintenance, or improvement thereof during the period while the 
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of the Govemor-Greneral : Provided^ That no toll shall be collected 
from persons passing over such road or bridge on foot: And pro- 
vided^ further^ That officers and enlisted men and civil employees 
of the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps shall be exempt 
from the payment of tolls or charges under this Act. 

Sec. 2. The provincial board mav erect the gates and employ the 
persons necessary to collect the toils on any such road or part of 
road or bridge so designated, the tolls so collected to constitute a 
special fund lor the repair and maintenance of said toll road. 

Sec. 3. It shall be unlawful for any person whatever to use any 
toll road or bridge except as provided in section one hereof without 
paying the tolls prescribed therefor, and any person who shall make 
use thereof in violation of this section shall oe punished by a fine 
of not to exceed fifty pesos and in default of the payment thereof 
shall be imprisoned one day for each peso of fine ana costs impaid. 

Sec. 4. Whenever either the Governor-General or the provincial 
board shall decide that the financial situation of a province is such 
that the collection of tolls on any road or part of a road or bridge 
may be discontinued without injury to the welfare of such province, 
the Governor-General or the provincial board, as the case may be, 
shall so order and thereafter such road or part thereof shall be free 
for public use, and in any case no road or highway shall be continued 
as a toll road or highway for a longer periwi than five years. 

Sec. 5. The pubuc good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 20, 1907. 



[No. 1618.] 

AN ACT Increasing the number of municipaUties in the Province of Misamis 
from ten to eleven, by separating from Talisayan the former municipality of 
Glngoog, giving the latter the territory which It comprised prior to the pas- 
sage of Act Numbered Nine hundred and fifty-one, and providing for the dis- 
tribution of funds in the municipal treasury of Talisayan, resulting from the 
separation from Talisayan of the former municipality of Glngoog. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commiasian^ that: 

Section 1. The ten municipalities of the Province of Misamis, as 
established by Act Numbered Nine hundred and fifty-one, shall, in 
accordance with the provisions of this Act, be increased to eleven, by 
separating from Talisayan the former municipality of Gingoog* 
which is nereby reconstituted and shall consist of the territory oi 
which it was constituted prior to the passage of said Act NumtJered 
Nine hundred and fifty-one. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage oi the same is hereby expedited in accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Cora- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
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Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on Au^st tenth, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven: Provided^ That the distribution of funds in the 
municipal treasury of Talisayan, resulting from the separation from 
Talisayan of the former municipality of Gingoog, shall be made as 
of the date of the passage of this Act. 

Enacted, March 20, 1907. 



[No. 1619.] 

AN ACT Increasing the number of munieipaUties in the Province of Bulacan 
from fourteen to fifteen, by separating from Baliuag the former municipality 
of San Rafael, giving the latter the territory which It comprised prior to the 
passage of Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-two, and providing for the 
distribution of funds in the municipal treasury of Baliuag, resulting from the 
separation from Baliuag of the former municipality of San Rafael. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Com/mission^ that: 

Section 1. The fourteen municipalities of the Province of Bulacan, 
as established by Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and eighty -eiffht, 
shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be increased to 
fifteen, by separating from Baliuag the former municipality of San 
Rafael which is hereby reconstituted and shall consist of the territory 
of which it was constituted prior to the passage of Act Numbered 
Nine hundred and thirty-two. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of ''An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take eflFect on Au^st tenth, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven: Provided^ That the distribution of funds in the 
municipal treasury of Baliuag, resulting from the separation from 
Baliuag of the former municipality of San Rafael, shall be made as 
of the date of the passage of this Act. 

Enacted, March 21, 1907. 



[No. 1620.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and ninety-three, entitled 
"An Act to encourage economy and saving among the people of the Philippine 
Islands, and to that end to provide for the establishment of postal savings 
banks and their administration through the, organization of a postal savings 
bank division in the Bureau of Posts, and for other purposes." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section eighteen of an Act Numbered Fourteen hundred 
and ninety-three is hereby amended by adding at the end of para- 
grap (h) the words " unless otherwise provioed by this Act, and 
by adding at the end of the section the following additional para- 
graphs : 

"5. (a) Upon first mortgage or deed of trust to the bank of 

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improved and unencumbered city real estate, with a title registered 
in accordance with the Land Registration Act, situated in the cities 
of Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, and Zamboanga: Provided^ however^ That 
no investment shall be made upon a mortgage or deed of trust of any 
parcel of such property without the approval of four-fifths of the 
members of the investment board, nor m amount in excess of forty 
per centum of the assessed value of such property, nor in amount in 
excess of five per centum of the total amount of deposits in the bank, 
nor in amouht in excess of fifty thousand pesos on any one piece of 
property, nor for a longer time than three years: And provided 
further^ That the investments upon such mortgages and deeds of 
trust shall not exceed in the aggregate twenty-five per centum of the 
total deposits in the bank. 

"(6) Upon first mortgage or deed of trust to the bank of actually 
cultivated, improved^ and unencumbered agricultural lands in the 
Philippine Islands with a title registered in accordance with the Land 
Registration Act: Provided, however^ That no investment shall be 
made upon a mortgage or deed of trust of any parcel of such land 
without the approval of all members of the investment board, nor in 
amount in excess of twenty per centum of the assessed value of such 
land, nor in amount in excess of ten thousand pesos on any one piece 
of property, nor for a longer time than five years: Arid provided 
further^ That investments upon such mortgages or deeds of trust 
shall not exceed in the aggregate ten per centum of the total deposits 
in the bank. 

" Real estate acquired by the fok'eclosure of a mortgage or deed of 
trust thereon shall be vested in the name of the Postal Savings Bank 
and shall be sold by the investment board as soon as a price can be 
obtained therefor sufficient to pay the amount of the mortgage or 
deed of trust, interest, charges, insurance, and other expenses charge- 
able against the property, and within three years after the same is 
vested in the bank unless such time shall be extended by the Governor- 
General. The chairman of the investment board, by direction of the 
board, shall execute all necessary papers for the sale and transfer of 
such real estate. The Director of Lands shall, under direction of the 
investment board, undertake the management of any property title 
to which may vest in the bank by operation of this law and shall 
render to the board all reports for which it may call. 

" The board shall be charged with the duty of verifying the reason- 
ableness of the assessed vahie of all land upon which money is loaned 
under the provisions of this Act. 

" 6. In any securities the principal or interest of which is guaran- 
teed by the Government of the United States or of the Philippine 
Islands. 

" 7. In loans on any securities the principal or interest of which 
is guaranteed by the Government of the United States or of the 
Philippine Islands : Provided^ That such loans shall not exceed eighty 
per centum of the market value of such securities and that no loans 
shall be made on such securities for a period longer than one year." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
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G^mmission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen himdred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 22, 1907. 



[No. 1621.] 

AN ACT To amend section forty-seven of Act Numbered One hundred and eighty- 
three, entitled "An Act to incorporate the city of Manila," by providing that 
the annual tax on the assessed value of real estate in the city of Manila for 
the year nineteen hundred and seven shall be one and one-half per centum 
thereof. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section forty-seven of Act Numbered One hundred 
and eighty-three, entitled "An Act to incorporate the city of Ma- 
nila," is hereby amended by providing that the annual tax on the 
assessed value of all real estate in the city of Manila subject to taxa- 
tion shall be, for the year nineteen hundred and seven, one and one- 
half per centum thereof instead of two per centum thereof as now 
provided by said section. The requirement of said section that one 
per centum of the assessed value of all such real estate shall be pay- 
able on or before the first day of July, nineteen hundred and seven, 
shall not be affected by the provisions of this Act. The remaining 
one-half per centum shall be payable on or before the thirty -first day 
of Decemoer, nineteen hundred and seven. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage oi the same is hereby expedited in accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 27, 1907. 



[No. 1622.] 

AN ACT Providing for the cancellation, under certain conditions, of the unpaid 
balances remaining on loans made by the Insular Government to the provinces 
of Capiz, Batangas, Iloilo, and Romblon. 

By authority of the United States^ be it eruwted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The unpaid balance of fifty-five thousand pesos, owing 
from the Province of Capiz to the Government of the Philippine 
Islands, on the loans made to said province under Acts Numbered 
One hundred and thirty-four and One hundred and ninety-six, is 
hereby canceled, on condition that the government of said province 
shall provide and pay into the provincial school fund of Capiz, to be 
expended only for the purposes hereinafter set forth, an amount at 
least equal to the indeoteaness hereby canceled, of which at least 
sixteen thousand pesos shall be made available for expenditure in 
accordance with tne terms of this Act on or before the first dav of 
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sand pesos shall be made ayailable on or before the first day of June 
of each year thereafter nntil the entire sum of fifty-five thousand 
pesos shall have been prcmded and paid into the said provincial 
school fund, as herein prescribed. 

Sec. 2. Tlie unpaid balance of fifty-one thousand six hundred and 
sixty-four pesos and forty-seven centavos owing from the Province 
of Batan^s to the Government of the Philippine Islands on the 
loans ma<fe to said province under Acts NumberiBd Four hundred and 
seventy, Six hundred and ninety-eight, Seven hundred and ninety- 
three, One thousand and ei^ty-five, and Eleven hundred and sixty- 
six, is hereby canceled, on condition that the government of said prov- 
ince shall provide and pay into the provincial school fxmd of Batan- 
gas, to be expended only for the purposes hereinafter set forth, an 
amount at least equal to the indebtedness hereby canceled, of which at 
least five thousand one hundred and sixty-six p^os and forty-four 
centavos shall be made available for expenditure in accordance with 
the terms of this Act on or before the firet day of July, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven, and of which a sum at least equal to the above shall 
be made available on or before the first day of June of each year 
thereafter until the entire amount of fifty-one thousand six hundred 
and sixty-four pesos and forhr-seven centavos shall have been pro- 
vided and paid into said school fund, as herein prescribed. 

Sec. 3. The unpaid balance of fifty thousand p^os owinff from 
the Province of Iloilo to the Grovemment of the Philippine Islands, 
on the loan made to said province under Act Numbered One hundred 
and riinety-six, is hereby canceled, on condition that the government 
of said province shall provide and pay into the provincial sdiool fund 
of Iloilo, to be expended only for the purposes hereinafter set forth, 
an amount at least equal to the indebteaness hereby canceled, of which 
at least eight thousand three hundred and thirty-three pesos and 
thirty-three centavos shall be made available for expenditure in 
accordance with the terms of this Act on or before the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and seven, and of which a sum at least 
equal to the above shall be made available on or before the thirtieth 
day of November of each year thereafter, until the entire amount of 
fifty thousand pesc« shall have been provided and paid into said 
school fund, as herein prescribed. 

Sec. 4. The unpaid oalance of six thousand pesos^ owin^ from the 
Province of Rorablon to the Government of the Philippine Islands on 
the loan made to said province under Act Numbered One thousand 
and seventy-six, is hereby canceled, on condition that the government 
of said province shall provide and pav into the provincial school fund 
of Romblon, to be expended only for the purposes hereinafter set 
forth, an amount at least egual to the indebtedness hereby canceled, of 
which at least one thousand pesos shall be made available for expendi- 
ture in accordance with the terms of this Act on or before the thirtieth 
day of June, nineteen hundred and seven, and of which a sum at least 
equal to the above shall be made available on or before the thirtieth 
day of June of each year thereafter, until the entire sum of six thou- 
sand pesos shall have been provided and paid into said school fund, 
as herein prescribed. 

Sec. 5. The several installments of the funds provided for in sec- 
tions one, two, three, and four hereof, as they become due and avail- 
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able, shall be paid into the Insular Treasury as special deposits to be 
added to the sjjecial provincial school fund of the province concerned 
and shall constitute xvith it, in the case of each province, one total fund 
under the control of the Secretary of Public Instruction, to be ex- 
pended for no other purpose than the purchase of land and the pur- 
chase and construction of building for intermediate and high school 
instruction, including instruction in industrial work, manual training, 
agriculture, and the arts and sciences, for the remodeling and repair 
of such building and for the remodeling of other intermediate school 
buildings, and tor the purchase of permanent equipment, tools, ma- 
chinery, and implements not constituting current expendible supplies, 
for use in connection with said buildings. 

Sec. 6. The special provincial school funds created by this Act, 
together with any other moneys subscribed, appropriated, or other- 
wise lawfully added to the sums provided by this Act by any province, 
municipality, or person for any or all of said purposes, shall be dis- 
bursed by the treasurer of the province to which any such fund per- 
tains, upon vouchers approved by the Director of Education, or the 
Director of Public WorKs, or by both of them, as the Secretary of 
Public Instruction may direct. 

Sec. 7. In case the Province of Capiz, the Province of Batangas, 
the Province of Iloilo, or the Province of Romblon, as the ca^ may be, 
shall fail to make the special deposits in the Insular Treasury on or 
before the respective dates prescribed by this Act, then the Insular 
Auditor shall make the proper and corresponding deduction from any 
funds which may be due the defaulting province, and shall deposit 
the amounts so deducted in the Insular Treasury to the credit of the 
special provincial school fund to which tliey belong. 

Sec. 8. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
himdred. 

Sec. 9. This Act shall take eflFect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 27, 1907. 



[No. 1623.] 

AN ACT Increasing the number of municipalities in tlie Province of Tarlac 
from ten, as establislied by Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and flfty-flve, to 
eleven, and separating from the municipality of Paniqui the barrios of San 
Roman, Legaspl, San Agustln and Salcedo, and annexing them to the munici- 
pality of Moncada. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The ten municipalities of the Province of Tarlac, as 
established by Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and fifty-five, shall, 
in accordance with the pi-ovisions of this Act, be increased to eleven, 
by separating from the municipality of Pura the former municipal- 
ity 01 Gerona, which is hereby reconstituted and shall consist of the 
territory of which it was constituted prior to the passage of Act 
Numbered Nine hundred and thirty, as amended by Act Numbered 
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municipal government of Pura shall be as prior to the passage of 
Act Nmnbered Nine hundred and seventy-six. 

Sec. 2. The barrios of San Roman, jLegaspi, San Agustin, and 
Salcedo, now a part of the municipality of Paniqui, are hereby sepa- 
rated from said municipality and annexed to the present municipal- 
ity of Moncada. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An. Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on Au^st tenth, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven: Provided^ That the distribution of funds in the 
municipal treasury of Pura, resulting from the separation from Pura 
of the former municipality of Gerona, shall be made as of the date 
of the passage of this Act: And provided further^ That in case of 
the failure of the residents of Pura to have their municipal and 
school buildings built and completed on or before the date set for 
the next regular elections, the reestablishment of said municipality 
as prior to the passage oi Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty, 
shall not take effect until the tenth day of August immediately pre- 
ceding the next regular election to be held after said municipal and 
school buildings shall have been completed. 

Enacted, March 27, 1907. 



[No. 1624.] 

AN ACTT Increasing the number of municipalities in the subprovince of Abra, 
Province of IIocos Sur, from Ave to six, by separating from Bangued the for- 
mer municipality of Tayum, giving the latter the territory which it comprised 
prior to the passage of Act Numbered One thousand and one, and providing for 
the distribution of funds in the municipal treasury of Bangued, resulting from 
the separation from Bangued of the former municipality of Tayum. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ tnat: 

Section 1. The five municipalities of the subprovince of Abra, 
Province of IIocos Sur, as established by Act Numbered One thousand 
and one, shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be in- 
creased to six, by separating from Bangued the former municipality 
of Tayum, which is hereby reconstitutedand shall consist of the terri- 
tory of which it was constituted prior to the passage of said Act Num- 
bered One thousand and one. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws,^ passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on Au^st tenth, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven: Provided, That the distribution of funds in the 
municipal treasury of Bangued, resulting from the separation from 
Bangued of the former municipality of Tayum, shall be made as of 
the date of this Act. 

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[No. 1625.] 

AN ACT Increasing the number of municipalities in the Province of Rizal from 
seventeen to nineteen, by separating from San Felipe Neri the former munici- 
pality of San Juan del Monte and from Parafiaque the former municipality of 
Las Pifias, giving to each the territory which it comprised prior to the passage 
of Act Numbered Nine hundred and forty-two, and providing for the distribu- 
tion of funds in the municipal treasuries of said municipalities. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The seventeen municipalities of the Province of Rizal, 
as established by Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and forty-two, 
shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be increased to 
nineteen, as follows : 

{a) By separating from the municipality of San Felipe Neri the 
former municipality of San Juan del Monte, which is hereby reconsti- 
tuted and shall consist of the territory of which it was constituted 
?rior to the passage of Act Numbered Nine hundred and forty-two: 
*rovided^ however, That the expenses of the new municipality of San 
Juan del Monte shall not exceed its income; that the salary of the 
municipal president shall not exceed four hundred pesos per annum 
and that or the municipal treasurer three hundred pesos per annum ; 
and that the said muncipal treasurer shall, in addition to the regular 
duties of his office, perform the duties of municipal secretary without 
additional compensation. 

(b) By separating from the municipality of Parafiaque the former 
municipality of Las Piiias, which is hereby reconstituted and shall 
consist of the territory of which it was constituted prior to the passage 
of Act Numbered Nine hundred and forty-two. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, ' passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take eflFect on August tenth, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven: Provided, That the distribution of funds in the 
municipal treasuries of San Felipe Neri and Paranaque, resulting 
from the separation from said municipalities of the former munici- 
palities of San Juan del Monte and Las Piiias, shall be made as of the 
date of the passage of this Act. 

Enacted, March 27, 1907. 



[No. 1626.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Nine hundred and tlilrty-nine, entitled **An 
Act reducing the thirty municipalities of the Province of La Laguna to nine- 
teen," as amended by Act Numbered One thousand and eight, by changing 
the seat of the municipal government of the municipality of Los Bailos to Bay. 

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. Paragraph seven of section one of Act Numbered Nine 
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nicipalities of the Province pf La Laguna to nineteen," as amended 
by Act Numbered One thousand and eight, is hereby further amended 
to read as follows: 

" 7. The municipality of Los Banos shall consist of its present 
territory and that of the municipality of Bay, with the seat of the 
municipal government at Bay." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 29, 1907. 



[No. 1627.] 

AN ACT To amend certain sections of general orders, numbered fifty-elght» 
series of nineteen hundred, and certain sections of Acts Numbered Eighty- 
two, One hundred and thirty-six, One hundred and eighty-three as amended, 
One hundred and ninety, One hundred and ninety-four as amended, Seven 
hundred and eighty-seven as amended; also to repeal Acts Numbered Five 
hundred and ninety as amended. Nine liundred and ninety-two, and Fourteen 
hundred and fifty, and designed to unify the system of justice of the peace 
courts, clarify existing legislation relative thereto, and further increase the 
efficiency thereof. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section sixty-sev^n of Act Numbered One hundred 
and thirty-six, as amended by section one of Act Nimibered Fourteen 
hundred and fifty, is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 67. Appointment and term. — One justice of the peace and 
one auxiliary justice shall be appointed by the Governor-General, 
by and with the consent of the Philippine Commission, for the city 
of Manila, for each municipality organized according to the Munic- 
ipal Code, and for such other towns or places as may be determined 
by resolution of said Commission. Whenever a vacancy occurs 
therein the judge or judges of the Court of First Instance of the 
district shall forward to the Governor-General a list of names of 
persons qualified to fill said vacancy. In preparing said list pref- 
erence shall be given to any justice of the province who may desire 
to transfer to another station and whose record entitles him to pro- 
motion. The Director of Education shall certify to the Governor- 
General the names of all persons, otherwise qualified, who shall have 
completed the course for magistrates at the Philippine Normal School 
or University and have expressed their willingness to serve as i.us- 
tices. Appomtments shall be made from the lists furnished as above 
prescribed: Provided^ however, That in the Moro Province persons 
so designated by the jud^ of First Instance may assume the duties 
of justice of the peace while awaiting formal appointment, and shall 
so continue until such designation is vacated by the Governor- 
General. 

" In case new municipalities are formed by the Commission the 
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justices and auxiliary justices within the territory so formed into 
the municipality shall continue in office and the powers of all others 
therein shall cease. All justices of the peace and auxiliary justices 
shall hold office during good behavior ana those now in office shall so 
continue." 

Sec. 2. Supervision; reports. — ^The judge of the Court of First In- 
stance shall at all times exercise a supervision over the justices of the 
peace within his district, and shall keep himself inrormed of the 
manner in which they perform their duties, by personal inspection 
whenever possible, from reports which he may require from them, 
from cases appealed to his court, and from all other available sources. 
In proper cases he shall advise and instruct them whenever requested, 
or when occasion arises, and such justices of the peace shall apply to 
him and not to the Attomey-Greneral for advice and instruction, and 
any such inquiries received Dy the Attorney-General shall be referred 
by'him to the judge of the proper district In lieu of the report now 
required by section seventy-seven of Act Numbered One hundred and 
thirty-six each justice or the peace hereafter shall, on or before 
December first of each year, forward to said judge of the district a 
report showing the number of suits begun in the court of said justice 
during the current year, the nature thereof, whether civil or criminal, 
the mode of disposition, whether by voluntary dismissal or iudgment, 
the number still pending, the amount of costs and fees collected and 
for what service, and the number of marriages solemnized. Such 
report shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the Court of First 
Instance, and said judge of the district shall, with the assistance of 
said clerk, embody a summary of such reports for each province of his 
district, together with other matters of mterest and importance rela- 
tive to the administration of justice \herein, particularly with refer- 
ence to justice of the peace courts, in a brief report, which he shall 
forward by the close of each calendar year to the Secretary of 
Finance and Justice. 

Sec. 3. Section sixty-eight of Act Numbered One hundred and 
thirty-six is hereby^ amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 68. Civil jurisdiction and powers, — In all civil actions (in- 
cluding those mentioned in sections two hundred and sixty-two to 
two hundred and seventy-two (as hereby amended), inclusive, and 
chapter eighteen of Act Numbered One hundred and ninety) arising 
in his municipality, and not exclusively cognizable by the Court of 
First Instance, the justice of the peace shaU have exclusive original 
jurisdiction where the value of the subject-matter or amount of the 
demand does not exceed two hundred pesos, exclusive of interest and 
costs; and where such value or demand exceeds two hundred pesos 
but is less than six hundred pesos, the justice of the peace shall have 
jurisdiction concurrent with the Court of First Instance. In forcible 
entry and detainer proceedings the justice shall have ori^nal juris- 
diction, but he may receive evidence upon the question of title therein 
solely tor the purpose of determining character and extent of pos- 
session and dama^ for detention. 

"A justice of the peace shall have no jurisdiction to adjudicate 
questions of title to real estate or any interest therein, and whenever 
a case requiring such adjudication is brought before him it shall be 
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therein and certify the cause forthwith to the Court of First Instance. 
The jurisdiction of a justice of the peace shall not extend to civil 
actions in which the subject of litigation is not capable of pecuniary 
estimation, except in forcible entry and detainer cases; nor to those 
which involve the legalitv of any tax, impost, or assessment ; nor to 
actions involving admiralty or maritime jurisdiction; nor to matters 
of probate, the appointment of guardians, trustees, or receivers ; nor 
to actions for annulment of marriage. 

"A justice of the peace shall have power, anywhere within his 
territorial jurisdiction, to solemnize marriages, administer oaths, 
take depositions and acknowledgments, and authenticate merchants^ 
books as provided by articles nineteen and thirty-six of the Code of 
Commerce." 

Sec. 4. Jurisdiction to try and sentence. — Justices of the peace, 
except in the city of Manila, shall have original jurisdiction to try 
parties charged with misdeameanors, offenses, and infractions of 
, municipal ordinances, arising within the municipality, in which the 
penalty provided by law does not exceed six months' imprisonment 
or a fine of two himdred pesos, or both such imprisonment and fine; 
and subdivision (a) of section eighteen of Act Numbered Eighty-two 
is hereby repealea. 

Sec. 5. Section seventy-one of Act Numbered One hundred and 
thirty-six, as amended bv section six of Act Numbered Fourteen 
hundred and fifty, is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 71. Aitait and settlement. — All fines and costs imposed by 
a justice of the peace in criminal prosecutions and all fees charged 
in civil suits or for any other service, and collected during any month, 
shall be paid, on the first day of the month succeeding their collection, 
to the municipal treasurer (in the city of Manila to the Collector of 
Internal Revenue), to whom, at the same time, the justice shall 
present a detailed statement of the amounts thus collected by him 
since, his last previous report and of the amounts accruing to him 
from the municipal treasury during the same period. His account 
shall forthwith be audited by the municipal treasurer and president 
(in Manila, by the Insular Auditor) and he shall thereupon receive 
rrom the treasury the amount of his emoluments as allowed by such 
audit not exceedmg for any month the monthly salary allowed by 
law to the president of the municipality : Provided^ That in the city 
of Manila uie justice of thepeaoe shall receive, in lieu of all fees, the 
salary now fixed by law. The auditors above-mentioned shall exam- 
ine tne records of the justice of the peace and any other papers or 
persons deemed necessary, and all mutilated or spoiled receipts must 
oe accounted for and turned in by said justice. But it shall not be 
necessary for the justice to prove the insolvency of parties who have 
failed to pay costs taxed against them. If said auditors are of the 
opinion that needless prosecutions have been instituted for the purpose 
of enhancing fees, they shall report the facts to the judge of the 
Court of First Instance." 

Sec. 6. Section seventy of Act Numbered One hundred and thirty- 
six, as amended by Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty, is 
hereby repealed, and section seventy-five of Act Numbered One hun- 
dred and thirty-six is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

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nicipality shall serve, or cause to be served, through the municipal 
pokce force, any process issued by the justice of the peace thereof 
and delivered to said president Process of the justice may also be 
served through the same channels as process from the Court of First 
Instance, and civil process, other than executions, may be served by 
any person designated by the justice for that purpose. The justice 
of the peace of Aianila shall be allowed two derks with salaries to 
be fixed in the annual appropriation Act for said city.'' 

Sec. 7. Section seventy-six of Act Numbered One hundred and 
thirty-six, as amended by Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty, 
is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

^^ Sec. 76. The auxUiary justice ot the peace shall have the same 
qualifications and be subject to the same restrictions as the regular 
justice, and shall perform the duties of said office during any vacancy 
therein or in case of the absence of the regular justice from the 
municipality, or of his disability or disqualification, or in case of his 
death or resignation until the appointment and qualification of his. 
successor, or m any cause whose immediate trial the regular justice 
shall certify to be specially urgent and which he is unable to try by 
reason of actual engagement in another trial. The auxiliary justice 
for such time as he shall perform the duties of justice shall receive 
the compensation which would have aoorued to the office of justice: 
Provided^ That the auxiliary justice of Manila shall receive for the 
trial of each cause certified to him hy the regular justice, as above 
provided, the sum of three p^os, which amount shall be deducted 
from <^e salary of tlie regular justice." 

Sec. 8. Section seventy-three of Act Numbered One hundred and 
ninety is hereby amendea so as to read as follows : 

"Sec. 73. DisgtudiflcaHon of the re^ar justice shall remit not 
alone fr<Hn the disabilities mentioned in section eight of this Act 
(One himdred and ninety), but also when he is related within the 
sixth degree by marria^ to either party. In every case of disquali- 
fication upon any of said grounds the regular justice shall notify the 
auxiliary, who shall thereupon appear and try the cause, unless he 
shall be likewise disaualifiea <^ otherwise disabled, in which event the 
cause ^all be transierred to the i^xt nearest justice of the peace of 
the province." 

Sec. 9. Section fifty-one of Act Numbered One hundred and ninety 
is hereby amended by adding at the end th^i^eof the following: 

" But the time of appearance eliall be regulated not by the latter, 
but by the former code, unless the defendant ^lall reside more than 
fifteen kilometers from the poblaeionJ*^ 

Sec. 10. An8V>er, — ^The defendant may interpose any lawful defense 
orally or in writing, but if on appeal it does not otherwise appear, he 
^all be considered as having mterposed a general denial only. A 
set-off, counterclaim, or reconvention for an amount within the 
justice's jurisdiction may also be interposed but must be in writing, 
and, if requested by the defendant, the justice shall reduce the same 
to writing. The mrst sentence of section fifty-six of Act Numbered 
One hunm^ed and ninety is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 11. Demwrrer*-— 'The defendant may challenge, orally or by 
written motion, the jurisdiction of the court over the subject-matter, 
tli^ plaintiff's capacity to bring the action, or the sufficiency of the 
complaint on the ground that it fails to state a cause of action. 

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Sec. 12. Section sixty-five of Act Numbered One hundred and 
ninety is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 65. Contempt proceedings. — ^A justice of the peace may sum- 
marily impose a fiine of not more than ten pesos or a term of impris- 
onment not exceeding one day, or both, upon any one g^iilty of mis- 
conduct in the presence of the justice or so near as to interrupt the 
proceedings of his court or in open defiance of his authority ; but the 
party adjudged in contempt may api>eal from such sentence and the 
same shall be stayed as in ordinary criminal cases." 

Sec. 13. Section sixty-nine of Act Numbered One hundred and 
ninety is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 69. Dockets; record. — ^Every justice of the peace shall keep 
a well-bound book, labeled * Docket,' in which he shall enter for each 
cause, civil or criminal : 

" 1. Title of the proceeding, including the names of all parties. 

" 2. Nature of the proceeding, whether civil or criminal, and if the 
latter, the offense charged. 

" 8. Date of issuing preliminary and mesne or intermediate proc- 
ess, including orders or arrest and subpoenas and the time of return. 

" 4. Appearance or default of the defendants. 

" 6. Date of presenting the plea, answer, or demurrer and the 
nature of the same. 

"6. Minutes of the trial, including the date thereof and all 
adjournments. 

'' 7. Names and addresses of all witnesses. 

^' 8. Date and nature of judgment, and, if in a civil cause, the 
amount. 

" 9. An itemized statement of the costs. 

" 10. Date of execution^ if one be issued, and copy of the return. 

" 11. Date of filing notice of appeal, if one be filed, and by whom. 

" It shall not be necessary for the justice to take down in writing 
the testimony of a witness in a cause, civil or criminal, except of the 
accused in preliminary investigations, as provided in' section two of 
Act Numbered One hundred and ninety-four, as hereby amended, 
nor shall the justice be required to attend the sessions of the Court 
of First Instance except when regularly subpoenaed. But in crim- 
inal cases appealed to said court, and in preliminary investigations 
where the accused is bound over, the justice shall forward to the 
provincial fiscal a brief statement of the substance of the testimony. 
All witnesses, including the complainant, shall be examined under 
oath.'' Sections fifty-two and fiity-three of General Orders Num- 
bered Fifty-eight, series of nineteen hundred, are hereby repealed. 

Sec 14. Venue. — The territorial jurisdiction of a justice of the 
peace, except in the case of ex officio justices and in other special 
cases provided by existing law, shall be coextensive with his munic- 
ipality and the civil process of his court shall not run beyond the 
9ame except to summon a defendant impleaded with one who resides 
and has h^n served therein or as provided in section fifteen of this 
Act. Forcible entry and detainer actions shall be brought in the 
municipality where the subject-matter thereof is situated. All other 
proceeoings shall be instituted in the municipality wherein a defend- 
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Sec. 15. Section seventy-two of Act Numbered One hundred and 
ninety is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 72. Execution. — If after fifteen days from the rendition of 
the judgment no appeal shall have been perfected as provided in this 
Act, the justice, at the request of the prevailing party, shall issue 
upon such judgment an execution which may be enforced by the 
proper officers in any part of the Philippine Islands." 

Sec. 16. Section seventy-six of Act Numbered One hundred and 
ninety is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 76. An appeal in civil causes shall be perfected by filing with 
the justice of the peace, within fifteen days after the entry of the 
judgment complained oi, a notice that the party intends to appeal, 
and by depositing with such justice the appellate court docket fee 
of sixteen pesos, and by filing with him a Dond in the sum of fifty 
pesos, executed to the adverse party by the appellant and by at least 
one sufficient surety, conditioned that the appellant will pay all costs 
which the Court of First Instance may award against him. In lieu 
of such a bond, the appellant may file with the justice a certificate of 
the proper official that the appellant has deposited twenty-five pesos 
with the municipal treasurer (in Manila with the Collector of Iiiter- 
nal Revenue) and that said sum is available for the satisfaction of 
any judgment for costs that may be rendered against appellant by 
the appellate court in said cause. In case judgment is rendered in 
appellant's favor the sum deposited in lieu of appeal bond shall be 
returned to him by the official with whom it was deposited. Judg- 
ments rendered by the Court of First Instance on appeal shall be final 
and conclusive except in cases involving the validity or constitution- 
ality of a statute or municipal ordinance." 

Sec. 17. Section two hundred and seventy-two of Act Numbered 
One hundred and ninety is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 272. Judgment. — After a trial of the issues the court shall 
find in whom is the right of possession and the value of the property 
and shall render judgment in the alternative for the delivery thereof 
to the party entitled to the same or for the value, in case delivery can 
not be made, and also for such damages as either party may prove, 
and for costs." 

Sec. 18. Section two hundred and twenty of Act Numbered One 
hundred and ninety is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following: 

" But costs shall not be adjudged against a justice of the peace in 
such a proceeding unless the court shall find that in exceeding the 
jurisdiction he acted in bad faith.-" 

Sec. 19. Section four hundred and seventy-four of Act Numbered 
One hundred and ninety is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 474. Exarnvruttioti of judgment debtor; when and by whom 
ordered, — ^When an execution a^inst property of a jud^ent debtor 
or any one of several debtors m the same judgment, issued to the 
sheriff or his deputy for the province where the defendant resides, 
or, if he does not reside in the Philippine Islands, to the sheriff or 
his deputy for the province where the judgment was rendered, is 
returned unsatisfied, in whole or in part, the judgment creditor, at 
any time after such return is made, shall be entitled to an order from 
a judge of the Court of First Instance which rendered the judgment, 
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justice of the peace in whose court the judgment was rendered, re- 
quiring such judgment debtor to appear and answer concerning his 
Eroperty before such judge, or before a referee appointed by him, or 
efore such justice, as the case may be, at the time and place specified 
in the order; but no judgment debtor shall be required to attend 
before a judge or referee out of the province in which such debtor 
resides or is found, or before a justice out of the municipality in 
which such debtor resides or is found." 

Sec. 20. Section four hundred and seventy-five of Act Numbered 
One hundred and ninety is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 475. Preliminary steps. — After the issuance of execution 
against property and upon proof, by affidavit of a party or otherwise, 
to the satisfaction of the judge or the justice of tne peace, that said 
execution remains unsatisfied and that any judgment debtor has 
property subject to said execution which should be applied toward 
the satisfaction of the judgment, such judge or justice majr, by an 
order, require the judgment debtor to appear at a specified time and 
place within the territorial limits fixed m the preceding section, to 
answer concerning the same; and such proceedings may thereupon be 
had for application of the property of the judgment debtor towards 
the satisfaction of the judgment as are hereinafter prescribed. The 
judge may require the appearance to be made before a referee 
appointed by him." 

Sec. 21. Section four himdred and seventy-six of Act Numbered 
One hundred and ninety is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 476. Examination of debtor of judgment debtor. — After 
the return of an execution against the property of a judgment 
debtor, or of one of several debtors in the same judgment, unsatis- 
fied in whole or in part, and upon proof by affidavit or sworn petition 
to the satisfaction of the judge or justice of the peace, as the case 
may be, that a person, corporation, or other legal entity nas property 
of such judgment debtor, or is indebted to him, the judge or justice 
of the peace may, by an order, require such person, corporation or 
other legal entity or any officer or member tnereof , to appear and 
answer concerning the same at a specified time and place, within 
the province, and within the municipality in which such person, 
corporation or other le^l entity is served with the order, if such 
order is made by a justice of the peace. The service of the order 
shall bind all credits due the judgment debtor and the money and 
property in the possession or in the control of such person, cor- 
poration, or legal entity from the time of service; and tne judge or 
justice of the peace may also require notice of such proceedings to 
DC given to any party to the action, in such manner as may seem to 
him proper." 

Sec. 22. Section four hundred and seventy-eight of Act Num- 
bered One hundred and ninety is hereby amended so as to read as 
follows : 

" Sec. 478. Enforcement of attendance. — ^A party or witness may 
be compelled, by an order or subpoena as in other cases, to attend 
before a judge, justice of the peace, or referee, to testify in such 
proceedings. Failure to obey such order or subpoena, duly served, 
shall constitute contempt. In case of such contempt the referee 
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First Instance of the province and such court may punish the 
contemner accordingly." 

' Sec. 23. Section four hundred and seventy-nine of Act Num- 
bered One hundred and ninety is hereby amended so as to read as 
follows : 

" Sec. 479. Continua/nce. — ^The judge, justice of the peace or 
referee acting under the provisions of this chapter, may continue 
the proceedings from time to time until they are completed: Pro- 
vided^ That such continuance, if granted by a justice of the peace 
shall not exceed ten days." 

Sec. 24. Section four hundred and eighty of Act Numbered One 
hundred and ninety is hereby amended so as to read as follows: 

" Sec. 480. Oath and record. — If the examination is before a 
referee, it must be taken by the referee in writing and certified by 
him to the judge. All examinations and answers before a judge, 
justice of the peace, or referee must be under oath, and in case oi 
a corporation or other legal entity the oath must be made by the 
legal representative thereof upon whom process may be served." 

Sec. 26. Section four hundred and eighty-two of Act Numbered 
One hundred and ninety is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 482. Disposition of property; appeal. — ^The judge or jus- 
tice of the peace may order any property of the judgment debtor, 
or money due him, not exempt by law, in the hands of either him- 
self or other person, or of a corporation or other legal entity, to be 
applied towards the satisfaction of the judgment, subject to any 
prior rights of the holders of such property; but the earnings of 
the debtor for his personal services at any time within one month 
preceding the order can not be applied when it is made to appear 
by the affidavit of the debtor, or otherwise, that such earnings are 
necessary for the support of his family. When the order is made 
by a justice of the peace, an appeal may be taken as in other cases." 

Sec. 26. Section seven hundred and ninety of Act Numbered One 
hundred and ninety, as amended by section eight of Act Numbered 
Fourteen hundred and fifty, is hereby further amended so as to read 
as follows: 

" Sec. 790. Fee hill. — ^The following are the legal fees, in Philip- 
pine currency, to which a justice of the peace shaU be entitled: 

" For each criminal proceeding, including preliminary investiga- 
tions, five pesos. 

" Provided, that in prosecutions for infractions of municipal ordi- 
nances or for non-payment of the cedula tax the fee shall be one peso 
and fifty centavos. 

" For each civil action, three pesos. 

"For performance of marriage ceremony, including issuance of 
certificate of marriage, one peso. 

" For taking affidavit, fifty centavos. 

" For taking acknowledgment, seventy-five centavos. 

" For writing and certifying depositions, including oath, per one 
hundred words, or fractional part thereof, twenty centavos. 

" For certified copies of any record, per one hundred words, or frac- 
tional part thereof, twenty centavos. 

" For stamping and registering books, as required by articles nine- 
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" The foregoing fee bill, in Spanish, English, and the native dialect 
commonly spoken in the mimicipality, shall be posted in a conspicu- 
ous place in the office of every justice." 

Sec. 27. Fee hiUf exceptions: liability. — ^Testimony of witnesses in 
preliminary investigations and in criminal proceedings shall not be 
considered as depositions within the meaning of the previous sec- 
tions : Provided^ That nothing in this section contained shall be con- 
strued to require the taking of such testimony in writing except as 
required in preliminary investigations by section thirteen of this Act. 
In cases of non-suit or default the justice shall be entitled to but one- 
half of the fees provided by this Act. In civil actions the fee may 
be demanded from the plaintiff by the justice in advance, and shall l>e 
taxed as a part of the costs against the defeated party. In criminal 
actions the fee shall be paid by the municipality, but shall be taxed 
as a part of the costs to oe paid bv the defendant, if he be convicted 
and sentenced to pay the costs. No fee shall be collected from town- 
ships organized under Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety- 
seven. 

Sec. 28. Section four of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty 
is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 4. Court room and supplies, — Each municipality shall pro- 
vide its justice of the peace witn a room in the tribunal, or elsewhere, 
suitable for holding court, and the necessary furniture, lights, and 
janitor service therefor. All necessary supplies, including station- 
ery, stamps, judicial blanks, and the dockets required by law, shall 
be furnisned to each justice by the Bureau of Justice and paid for 
from funds appropriated for that Bureau. The office of the justice 
of the peace shall always be located in the poblacion^ but he may, 
upon the written request of both parties to a cause, hear the same at 
any other suitable place in his municipality, and his actual, necessary, 
and reasonable traveling expenses, not exceeding two and one-half 
pesos per day, to and from such place, may be taxed as costs in the 
case: Provided^ however^ That if the trial of more than one of such 
cases is requested in a particular locality, he shall arrange to try them ' 
as nearly as possible at the same time and place and divide the travel- 
ing expenses among them proportionately to the time consumed in the 
trial 01 each case. 

Sec. 29. Section five of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty 
is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 5. Qu^lificatioris and privileges. — No person shall be eli- 

fible to appointment as justice of the peace or auxiliary justice unless 
e shall be (1^ at least twenty-three years of age; (2) a citizen of the 
Philippine Islands or of the United States; ^3) or good moral char- 
acter; and (4) able to read and write Spanisn or English. He shall 
be present as often as the business of his court requires, and at least 
once each business day at an appointed hour in his office or at the 
place where his court is held, but he may, during his incumbency, 
with the permission of the Judge of First Instance of the district, 
pursue any other vocation or hold any other office or position, not- 
withstanding the provisions of Act Numbered One nundred and 
forty-eight. But no justice or auxiliary justice may act as the attor- 
ney for any party to a cause commenced m his court or elsewhere ex- 
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Sec. 30. Section nine of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty 
is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 9. Criminal process may be issued by the justice, to be served 
outside his province, when the judge of First Instance of the district, 
or in his absence the provincial fiscal, shall certify that in his opinion 
the interests of justice require such service." 

Sec. 31. Section ten of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty 
is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 10. Receipts; restrictions. — Upon receiving payment for any 
fees, fines, or costs^ the justice shall execute duplicate itemized receipts 
therefor, consecutively numbered, delivering one copy to the person 
paying, and retaining the other. No justice or auxiliary' justice, or 
employee, or either of them, shall receive any fees or other compensa- 
tion in connection with his office, except as allowed by this Act; nor 
shall any such justice or employee accept any present or reward in the 
form of money or other valuable thing from any person who is, or is 
likely to be, a litigant before such court; nor shall he purchase or 
otherwise acquire an interest in any judgment rendered by such 
justice." 

Sec. 32. Section eleven of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and 
fifty is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 11. Complaints; removals. — If at anj time the judge of 
First Instance has reason to believe that a justice of the peace is not 
performing his duties properly, or if complaints are made which, if 
true, would indicate that the justice is unfit for the office, he shall 
make such investigation of the same as the circumstances may seem to 
him to warrant, and may, for good cause, reprimand the justice, or 
may recommend to the Governor-General his removal from office, 
or nis removal and disqualification from holding office and may sus- 
pend him from office pending action by the Governor-General. The 
Governor-General may^ upon such recommendation or on his own 
motion, remove from office any justice of the peace or auxiliary justice 
of the peace." 

Sec. 33. Section twelve of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and 
fifty is hereby amended so as to read as follows: 

" Sec. 12. Assembly. — ^The judge of each judicial district shall hold 
an assembly of the justices of the peace or each province therein at 
least once each calendar year at a time and place to be fixed by him, 
for the purpose of instructing them in their duties, and considering 
questions relating to the proper administration of their offices. The 
actual, necessary, and reasonable traveling expenses of Qach justice 
for necessary travel to and from the place of holding said assembly, 
not exceeding the maximum fixed by law for simflar expenses of 
municipal presidents, shall be paid by the Bureau of Justice upon 

Presentation of proper vouchers. The judge may excuse from atten- 
ance any justice who has attended three successive assemblias or who 
has other sufficient reasons, but, unless so excused, the non-attendance 
of a justice shall justify his suspension or removal. The provincial 
fiscal shall also attend and assist the judge in conducting the assem- 
bly and the clerk of the court shall keep the minutes thereof and 
preserve a record of the attendance and standing of each justice. 
After three annual assemblies have been held in a province and the 
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ciently instructed, he may defer calling the assembly until further 
need arises." 

Sec. 34. Section forty-three of General Orders, Numbered Fifty- 
eight, series of nineteen hundred, is hereby amended so as to read as 
follows : 

"Sec. 43. Appeals. — From all final judgments of the Court of 
First Instance or courts of similar jurisdiction, and in all cases in 
which the law now provides for appeals from said courts, an appeal 
may be taken to the Supreme Court as hereinafter prescribed. The 
convicted party ma^ appeal from any final judgment of a justice of 
the peace m a criminal cause to the Court of First Instance bv filing 
a notice of appeal with such justice within fifteen da^s after the 
entry of judgment. Upon such notice being so filed, the justice shall 
forward to the Court of First Instance all original papers and a 
transcript of all docket entries in the cause, and the provincial fiscal 
shall thereupon take charge of the cause in behalf of the prosecution. 
The judgment of the Court of First Instance in such appeals shall 
be final and conclusive except in cases involving the validitjr or con- 
stitutionalty of a statute or the constitutionality of a municipal or 
township ordinance." The last two sentences of section thirty-nine 
{dd) of^Act Numbered Eighty-two are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 35. Section sixty-four of General Orders, Numbered Fifty- 
eight, series of nineteen hundred, is hereby amended so as to read as 
follows: 

" Sec. 64. Pending appeal. — After judgment by a justice of the 
peace, the defendant shall be admitted to Bail as of right, and, in all 
non-capital cases after judgment by any other court, as a matter of 
judicial discretion. The appellate court may grant bail even after 
refusal by the lower court." 

Sec. 36. Bail hy -fiscal. — In the absence of the judge of First 
Instance from the province, the provincial fiscal shall have authority 
to grant bail in a proper case, after commitment to the provincial jail, 
subject to review by said judge. 

Sec. 37. Prelirmnary ini'estigations. — Every justice of the peace, 
including the justice of the city of Manila, shall have jurisdiction to 
conduct preliminary investigations of all crimes and offenses alleged 
to have been committed within his municipality and cognizable by 
Courts of First Instance, but this shall not exclude the proper judge 
of the Court of First Instance or of a municipal court from exercising 
such jurisdiction. The justice of the peace of the provincial capital 
or of the municipality in which the provincial jail is located, when 
directed by an order from the judge of First Instance, shall have 
jurisdiction to conduct such investigations at the expense of the 
municipality wherein the crime or offense was committed, though 
alleged to have been committed anywhere within the province, to issue 
orders of arrest, subpoenas, and other necessary process therein, which 
shall run throughout the province; to admit the accused to bail before 
commitment ; to commit or dicharge him and otherwise exercise such 
jurisdiction in accordance with the provisions of Act Numbered One 
Hundred and ninety-four. The first sentence of section one of Act 
Numbered One hundred and ninety-four, and Act Numbered Five 
hundred and ninety, as amended by Act Numbered Eleven hundred 
and thirty-two, are hereby repealed. 

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Sec. 38, Section seventy-eight of Act Numbered One hundred and 
ninety is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 78. Transmittal of record. — ^The justice of the peace from 
whose decision an appeal is taken, shall, within five days after the 
perfection of said appeal, transmit to the clerk of the Court of First 
Instance for the province a certified copy of the docket entries, 
together with all the original papers and process in the case, and the 
original appeal bond or certificate of def)osit in lieu thereof, together 
witti the appellate court docket fee, upon receipt of all of which the 
clerk shall docket the cause in the Court of First Instance, and the 
same fees shall thereafter be charged upon such appeal as in suits 
originating in said court." 

Sec. 39. Section fifty-one of General Orders, Numbered Fifty- 
eiffht, series of nineteen hundred, is hereby amended so as to read as 
follows : 

" Sec. 51. Comvlaint. — Except as otherwise provided by law, crim- 
inal proceedings oefore a justice of the peace must be commenced by 
complaint under oath setting forth the offense charged, with such 
particulars as to time, place, person, and property as may be neces- 
sary to enable the defendant to understand distinctly the character 
of the offense charged, and to make answer thereto. Complaints for 
the infractions of municipal ordinances or for nonpayment of cedula 
tax, must be indorsed ' approved ' by the municipal president." 

Sec. 40. Complaints for the prosecution of an offense under Act 
Numbered Eleven hundred ana forty-seven, as amended, must be 
indorsed " approved " by the treasurer of the province or his deputy, 
both of whom shall have power, without such prosecution, to receive 
the fees and minimum fine provided by said Act. 

Sec. 41. Inqitests upon dead bodies. — ^Whenever a justice of the 
peace outside thp city of Manila has information that any person has 
died in his municipality under circumstances affording a reasonable 
ground to suspect that such death was the result of a criminal act 
or omission, or was the result of other than natural causes, it shall 
be the duty of such justice forthwith to go to the place where the 
corpse is, cause it to be exhumed if necessary, and hold an in(}uest as 
to the cause of such death, calling and examining such witnesses 
and making such investigations at the scene of death as may be 
required. If, as a result of such inquest, the justice shall find that 
the deceased died from the criminal act or omission of another who 
is not in custody, the justice shall forthwith issue a warrant for 
the arrest of such person, or, if necessary, may give oral direction 
for such arrest to any officer authorized to serve such process, and 
shall at once forward to the provincial fiscal a report of such inquest 
and receive the same fee as in preliminary investigations. The fiscal 
shall make such additional investigation as may be necessary. In 
the absence or disability of both uie justice of the peace and the 
auxiliary justice of the peace of any municipality, the auties enjoined 
by this section upon them shall be performed by the municipal presi- 
dent. The provisions of subdivision (;) of section eighteen of Act 
Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety-seven shall not be applicable 
if there be a justice of the peace in the township. 

Sec. 42. Act Numbered Nine hundred and nmetj^-two, and all sec- 
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amended by this Act, and all other Acts and parts of Acts incon- 
sistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 43. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeaited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 44. This Act shall take effect on Juljr first, nineteen hundred 
and seven, except section forty hereof, which shall take effect on 
June first, nineteen hundred and seven. 

Enacted, March 30, 1907. 



The New Justice op the Peace Act (No. 1627). 
A cursory explanation, showing changes from old law and some 

OF THE REASONS THEREFOR. 



Prepared by Hon. Chables S. Lobinoieb, Judge of the Court of First Instance^ 

District of Manila, 



Section 1, — ^The changes in this section consist mainly in providing 
for appointment, to continue during good behavior, and in giving 
preference to those who have made special preparation for the office. 
The purpose was, first, to provide a more stable tenure. Formerly 
the appointment was for two years only, and, as no justice was sure 
of bemg reappointed, he was not likely to take the same interest in 
his position as if he had felt that there was a reasonable probability 
of holding it a6 long as his services were satisfactory. Besides, as the 
terms of all justices expired at the same time^ the work entailed upon 
the judges of First Instance in recommending their successors was 
much greater than under the new law, since the judge was required 
to investigate and make recommendations for all applicants at about 
the same time. It was often impossible to do this for each munici- 

gality of a large district, whereas, with but a sii^le vacancy to be 
lied, more careful investigation can be made. Tne new law does 
not, however, make it any more difficult to get rid of an undesirable 
justice. On the contrary, under section 32 the judge of First In- 
stance has absolute power to suspend and the Governor-General to 
remove on complaint or of his own motion. 

By providing for promotions and especially by giving preference 
to those who have taKen a regular magistrate's course, it ought to be 
possible in the course of time to fill a large number of these positions 
with qualified young men who would be willing to start in the posi- 
tion of justice of the peace in the hope of obtaining higher posts in 
the Bureau of Justice. The more promising justices ought, eventu- 
ally, to afford material for fiscals. 

The clause permitting justices in the Moro Province to assume 
office upon being named by the judge was inserted to avoid the long 
delays m communication with that province. 

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SecHon 2.-^Thia is a new 8§ction designed to carry to its logical 
conclusion the policy inaugturated by Aet No, 1450 of placing the 
justices of the peace in each judicial district completely under the 
supervision of the judj^ of Firs* Instance to whom they are now 
required to address their inquiries, as recommended by the Attorney- 
Qeneral (4 Off. Gaz., 77), as well as to swid their reports, while 
the judge, with the aid of the court clerk, reports directly to the 
Secretary of Finance and Justice, who is thus relieved of the necessity 
of requiring a rf«x>rt on that subject from the Attorney-General. 

Sections 3 and ^ cover the subject of jurisdiction and powers, it 
beinjg thouffht more in the interests of clearness to devote one section 
to civil ana another to criminal jurisdiction. There is substantially 
no change in the former (for the justice probably had jurisdiction 
before in actions to recover personal property [see 18 Am. & Eng. 
Encyc. of Law, 2d ed., p. 28], and in many American jurisdictions 
he may receive evidence as to title for the purposes mentioned in 
section 3 [Id., vol. 13, p, 754]), ejw^pt in defining the jurisdiction 
more specifically in order to avoid mistakes and confusion in this 
most important subject. 

The criminal jurisdiction of the justice is enlarged by this section 
so as to include (1) all eases wherein the penalty does not exceed 
both a fine of ¥200 and six months* imprisonment (whereas he 
formerly had no jurisdiction if the penalty exceeded either of these) , 
and (2) prosecution for the infraction of municipal ordinances. By 
the latter change the judicial power, instead of being partially exer- 
cised by an executive oflScer— tn^ president-^is centemi in the justice 
who, for the municipality, represents at coace the ludiciary and the 
Central Government, and whose experience should fit him, better 
than any municipal officer, to exercise that power. Executive and 
judicial functions are thus kept separate and neither official need 
invade the field of the other. 

Section 5 changes the old by requiring all fees to be paid into the 
public treasury and allowing the justice what is in eflfect a salary, 
which in no ease may exceed that of the president, this limit afford- 
ing a check, in addition to the audit, upon any tendency to increase 
fees illegally. 

Sections 39 and J^O provide a further check upon such a tendency 
by requiring the president's written approval of all complaints for 
tne infraction of municipal ordinances and similar approval by the 
provincial treasurer or his deputy in the case of all prosecutions 
under the Cattle Registration Law. This last change particularly 
responds to a very general demand throughout the Archipelago, and 
by permitting the treasurer to collect the fees and minimum fine 
without suit much ground of complaint ou^ht to be avoided. 

Section tf.— The principal chance here is in providing that the 
president shall serve process issued by the justice, which under an 
opinion of the Attorney-General he was not required to doj and 
where he refused the process had first to be sent to the provincial 
governor and await his convenience^ which often meant serious delay. 

Section 7. — This section was rewritten for the purpose of making 
a more condensed statement and also providing for the relief, espe- 
cially needed in Manila, of the regular justice when the volume of 
business becomes too large for him to handle. 

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cause, in case of the diaqutUfioation of both r^ular and auxiliary 
justice, '^ to the next nearest justice '' instead of "* any justice of the 
province," whidi might cause great confusion and inconvenience. 

Section 9. — ^The addition here is to prevent the long delays in the 
services of process occasioned by following the provisions of the 
present Code of Civil Procedure, which were intended to govern 
Courts of First Instance instead of justices of the peace. The twenty 
days there provided was found to be too long for a case pending 
berore a justice of tiit peace, while the eight days allowed by the old 
code would seem to be amply sufficient in the ordinary case. 

Section 10. — ^This is a new section designed to encoura^, but not 
require, the filing of written answers in justices' courts. It is much 
more satisfactory, especially on appeal, in order to determine what 
the issues were, to know exactly the derense raised below. It is now 
more important than formerly, since the Supreme Court has held 
in several recent cases that the issues on appeal must be identical with 
those in the lower court. 

Section IL — ^This is also a new section, providing specifically 
for the equivalent of a demuirer in justices' courts. It has lon^ 
been a mooted question whether such a pleading was permissible, it 
bein^ allowed in some justices' courts and not in others. The Com- 
mission believed that the question should be settled by allowing a' 
motion on a limited number of pounds. This may, of course, re- 
quire the justice to pass on certain technical questions of law. But 
he must, in effect, pass on the sufficiency of the complaint and the 

auestion of jurisdiction anyway when ne decides the case. With 
tie opportunities for instnlction now provided by the annual assem- 
blies these questions ought to be maae so clear that he need have 
little difficulty, if he be of the right material, in deciding them. 

Section 12, — The principal change here is in allowing an appeal 
and stay of taecution in the case of a commitment for contempt. 
The old section left it uncertain whether appeal lay or not, and it 
was not believed to be wise to give the justice absolute power to com- 
mit for contempt without anv opportunity for review. 

Section 13. — This is a combination of section 69 of the old law and 
section 53 of General Orders, No. 58, each of which relates to the sub- 
ject of dockets, but having slightly different nrovisions and necessi- 
tating the printing of two Kinds of dockets. One docket, if properly 
prepared, will now suffice for both civil and criminal cases. The 
other provisions are mainly a reenactment in more condensed lan- 
guage of section 2 of Act iN o. 1450. 

Section 11^. — ^Previous to the enactment of this section there was 
no law specifically defining the territorial jurisdiction of a justice or 
limiting his process, even in civil casesj, to the province. The result 
was that great abuses have grown up m the way of issuing process 
against a defendant living in a remote part of the Archipelago and 
oompelling him to go at great expense to defend the case or permit it 
to go by default This, of course, leads to the bringing of groundless 
ana unjust actions on the theory that the nonresident defendant can 
better afford to pay the claim than contest it. While it may sometimes 
be inconvenient for a plaintiff to be required to sue at the defendant's 
residence, yet as the plaintiff has the option to say whether he shall 
sue or not, the dangers of abuse are not so great as under the old sys- 
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creditor by providing (sec. 15, which is new) for enforcing his judg- 
ment, once duly obtained, in any part of the Archipelago. 

Section 16. — ^This is one of the most important sections of the act. 
By limiting appeals to the Court of First Instance and requiring the 
appellant to aeposit with the justice the appellate court docket ree of 
^16 before permitting an appeal to be perfected, the Commission has 
not only relieved the Supreme Court of a huge burden of small and 
unimportant causes but has also dealt a body dIow to the practice of 
taking appeals in such cases merely for the purpose of delay. There 
had been much complaint about parties perfecting appeals below and 
then failing to pay this fee, without which the clerk would refuse 
to docket the case, thus leaving it in a state of suspension unless the 
appellee paid the fee. This can no longer happen, and dilatory 
appeals with such an object should cease. It was thought best to 
permit payment to the justice to be remitted by him rather than to 
require the appellant to pay the clerk of the Court of First Instance 
which might often require a long trip to the provincial capital. 

This section also changes the old law by extending the time for 
perfecting an appeal from five to fifteen days. The period of five 
days is entirely too short in some of the large municipalities in the 
provinces where communication is difficult and the parties can not 
obtain bondsmen readily. The period of fifteen days was selected 
because it was believed to be a reasonable one and also because it 
is the period allowed for all criminal appeals, and the time should be 
uniform in both cases. 

Another change is in permitting the deposit of the amount of the 
bond instead of filing the bond itself, so'that where the appellant is 
a stranger in the municipality and not able to get bondsmen he will 
not be deprived of the right of appeal. 

In reducing the amount of the appeal bond the Commission 
heeded a loud complaint from the provinces that the' amount fixed 
by the old law was too high and in many cases prevented the poor 
from getting bonds at all. There was indeed a strong demand for 
the total abolition of appeal bonds, but the middle course was 
adopted of retaining the bond but reducing the amount to a figure 
which ought, in addition to the docket fee, now made absolutely 
secure, suffice to cover the costs in any ordinary case, since it ends 
with the Court of First Instance. The Supreme Court has held 
that the bond is not available for anything beyond costs, and increas- 
ifig the amount of the bond, while it might embarrass the appellant, 
would probably not help the appellee much. In an official expe- 
rience of nearly three years in tne Philippines the writer has never 
known of a recovery on such a bond. 

Section /7.— The old section 272 of Act No. 190 failed to authorize 
a judgment for the value of the property in replevin cases, providing 
merely for the recovery of the property itself, and in cases where the 
property could not be found this worked a great hardship which the 
new section seeks to remedy. It also makes our code conform to 
those of other jurisdictions and applies not only to justices of the 
peace but to other courts. 

Section 18. — This addition is in line with Act No. 1159, which 
applies, however, only to Courts of First Instance. It was believed 
that the same reasons entitled justices of the peace to be relieved 
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they had not been guilty of bad faith. The liability for such costs 
has been one of the causes prevent^ig good men from taking the office. 

Sections 19^ 20^ 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25 were designed to extend the 
provisions of the old law, providing for proceedings in aid of execu- 
tions, to justice of the peace courts. As the matter stood previously, 
the justice had no jurisdiction in such proceedings, and if a judgment 
in his court remained unappealed from there was no way in which 
garnishment proceedings could be instituted on the judgment or the 
debtor brought in to te eaamined. A few slight amendments, add- 
ing the words " justice of the peace " after Uie word " judge " in 
these sections, renders the justices' courts much more efficient in this 
regard and supplies what was apparently an oversight, as in the . 
United States justices are vested with such jurisdiction. 

Section 26, — This is desired to supply a simplified and tabulated 
fee bill. The fees for incidental services are increased and new fees 
added for registering merchants' books and solemnizing marriages. 
Justices complained that their revenues were small at l^t and that 
they were compelled to perform this marriage service and even issue 
a certificate gratis. On the other hand, these and also the fees in 
prosecuting infractions of municipal orainances and nonpayment of 
cedula tax were made very small. Another change is in requiring 
the fee bill to be posted in different languages in each justice's office. 

Section 27. — This clears up an ambiguous point in the law relat- 
ing to " townships " by exempting them from the payment of costs 
in criminal cases, all fines being turned into the provincial treasuiy. 
Otherwise the section is a consolidation and reenactment of certain 
provision of the old law. 

Section 28. — ^The principal change here is in providing for supplies 
and other facilities tor the justice, one result being to dignify the office 
and make it more independent and attractive to the better class of 
citizens. Under the old law the justice had no room of his own, 
shared his office with the municipal secretary (which, of itself, tended 
to place him upon a scale below the president, when he should be 
on a par with that official), was allowed no supplies, purchased his 
own stamps and stationery, although his correspondence with the 
Court of First Instance was considerable," and even paid for the 
docket which the law required, although the president, with far less 
need for it, was furnished a docket gratis. All this tended to dis- 
criminate against his office and make it appear an inferior one. By 
simplifying the character of the docket as provided in section 13 and 
consoliaating the civil and criminal dockets into one, and especially 
by cutting off the president's judicial powers so that he no longer 
needs a docket, it was believed that one could be furnished to each 
justice without greater expense to the Government than is now in- 
curred. The Commission also thought that, as the justice is an 
Insular official and as these supplies can be furnished cheaper at 
wholesale than by requiring each municipality to purchase its own. 
the Insular Government should assume that burden, and it selectee! 
the Attorney-General as the official most likely to know the needs of 
the justices and to be able to keep a check on extravagance. 

Another check in this section is in providing a method by which the 
justice can, at the request of parties and to meet their convenience, 
try a case in a remote portifm of the municipality, while at the same 
time retaining his office in the pohladon. 

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Section 29. — The principal change here is in prescribing specifically 
the qualifications or the justice and permitting him at the same time 
to hold some other compatible office, leaving it to his supervisor — ^the 
judge of First Instance-— to say whether the other office is compatible. 
The previous policy of not permittinj^ this resulted in keepmg out 
many cood citizens who would otherwise have acted as justices of the 
peace but who preferred not to be deprived of some other office, like 
councilman or member of the board or health. 

The last sentence of the section is desigsed to prevent justices from 
acting as dbogadilloa^ while at the same time making them available 
for appointment by the court for defending pobres in provinces like 
Samar, where there are no lawyers. 

Section SO. — ^The principal change here is in expressly providing 
that the process referred to is criminal only. The original was prob- 
ably intended to be so restricted, but it has been construed in some 
quarters to refer to civil process and has been made the basis for 
sending the same to distant localities. 

Section SI. — ^This is a combination of certain provisions, mostly 
existing under the old law, but believed to be better included under 
one section by themselves than in connection with another. It con- 
tains little new matter. 

Section SZ has already been referred to under section 1. 

Section S3. — ^The first important change here is in providing for 
the necessary traveling expenses of justices in attending the assembly. 
Most officials who have served in the provinces will probably agree 
that the Government g^ quite as good results from an assembly of 

t'ustices of the peace as from an assembly of the presidents, yet the 
Bitter ^re allowed their traveling expenses, while the former are not. 
This appears like an unjust discrimina'tion and tends to make the 
office or justice appear inferior, A justice is compelled to attend the 
assembly; his income is smaller than that of the president, and it 
would seem onlv fair that he should be reimbursed his actual travel- 
ing expenses. No provision is made, however, for his subsistence. 

Another change is to leave it to the discretion of the deciding 
jud^ to suspend the holding of the assembly after three annua! 
sessions until such time as it may be desirable to resume. This 
should offset any tendency in the matter of extravagance, and if the 
assemblies are properly conducted and the justices are not changed 
too frequentW, it is believed that after three annual sessions they 
should be sufficiently instructed to justify suspension of the assembly 
for a time, at least. 

Section S^. — The principal change here relates to appeals from 
sentences for infractions of municipal ordinances. The latter are 
as clearly criminal prosecutions as any other, but a different practice 
has heretofore obtained. The new section provides one form of 
appeal for alL 

Section S6. — ^The principal chanjafe here is in discarding the pro- 
vision for an appeal ivoai an acquittal, which was renders! obsolete 
by the decision of the Federal Court in the case of U. S. vs. Kepner 
(195 U. S., 100). The last sentence of the section is also new, and 
settles an ambiguous point in the law. 

Section 36, — ^This is a new section desimied to meet cases where 
the judge of First Instance is abs^t from tne province and the party 
in jail desires to furnish bail. To wait to communicate with the 

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judge by mail would often entail great hardship and there ought t6 
be some one in the province to whom this dif>cretion is given. The 
Commission believed that this should be the fiscal. 

Section 37. — The purpose ot this is to consolidate the provisions 
relative to jurisdiction to conduct preliminary investigations and also 
to limit the exercise of such jurisdiction on the part of the cabecBta 

J'ustice to cases where he is directed so to exercise it by the judge of 
•"irst Instance. This should prevent the abuses complained of in the 
way of unnecessarily calling witnesses and parties from a distant 
portion of the province. 

The provision conferring upon the Manila justice the power to 
conduct such an investigation is for the purpose of relieving the 
Courts of First Instance of that burden. The office of the justice 
is located so near that of the prosecuting attorney that the investi- 
gation (which is usually a formal matter, thou^ often requiring 
considerable time) may be conducted as conveniently before the 
justice as in the Court of First Instance. Besides, it is at least 
questionable whether the court who tries the case on the merits should 
be the one to investigate. 

Section 38 makes the change of requiring transmittal of the record 
within five days as in criminal cases (G. O., No. 58, sec. 48) instead 
of allowing delay until a 8ub9efi|uent term^ It also takes away die 
right of the justice to change his docket entries and leaves that to 
the Court of First Instance under its general power to order amend- 
ments (Act No. 190, sec. 110). 

Sections 39 and jO have been discussed under section 5. 

Section kl provides for the first time in the provinces a system 
equivalent to the coroner's inquest. Heretofore the Manila prose^ 
cuting attorney has had such powers and in some cases the president 
could make a general investigation, but there has been no proviao«i 
for a real inquest upon corpses. It was thought best to confer this 
function upon the justice because it is a judicial one and he is the 
judicial officer nearest the scene. 

COKOLUSION. 

Such in brief are the changes wrought by the act, whidi after 
unusally careful consideration by the Commission will soon take 
effect. 

It is not imagined that in this, more than in other cases, a 
perfect law has been enacted. Doubtless in due time deficiencies 
will appear and new difficulties will need to be met. But it is 
believed that this measure, if given a fair and friendly trial, ought 
to have the effect to— • 

(1) Elevate the office of JMntice of the peod^ and improit^ the 
personnel of its incumbents; this by reason of enlarged opportunity 
for careful selection and greater attractiveness to the better class 
of citizens, through higher compensation, ampler privileges and 
concessions, and added importimce, independence, and dignity in 
the position. 

(2) Increase the e^ciency of the justices^ courts as by ^ving 
them jurisdiction in supplementary proceedings and to hold in- 
quests, and making it clear that tliey can entertain actions to 
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be forced to an expensive suit in the Court of First Instance to get 
back a stolen carabao or harota. 

(3) Unify the, system of primary courts so that all, including 
those of Manila, will be under the same kind of supervision, with 
the same method of compensation, observing the same rules of 
practice. 

(4) Lessen the delays of litigation and especially the opportu- 
nities for mere dilatory proceedings: this by cutting off second 
appeals, requiring payment of docket lee in lower court, and prompt 
transmittal of record. 

That these results are of the utmost importance and value no 
one will question. To attain them is it not worth while that all 
classes — officials and private citizens, lawyers and litigants, judges 
and justices — work together earnestly to carry out the spirit as well 
as the letter of the new law and to render its provisions and purposes 
effective? 



[No. 1628.] 

AN ACT Extending the time for filing declarations of property and for paying 
property taxes for nineteen hundred and six without penalty in townships 
organized under the Township Government Act. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The time for filing declarations of the value of prop- 
erty and for paying property taxes for nineteen hundred and six, 
without penalty, in townships organized under the Township Gov- 
ernment Act is hereby extended to April first, nineteen hundred and 
seven. No penalty shall be collected on any declaration filed or prop- 
erty tax paid before said date. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 30, 1907. 



[No. 1629.] 

AN ACT To amend Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and sixty-seven by extend- 
ing for one month the time allowed for the operations of the several boards 
engaged in the assessment of land values and the time prescribed for the 
organization of the central equalizing board. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section one of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and 
sixty-seven, entitled "An Act amending Act Numbered Fourteen hun- 
dred and ninety-six by extending the time allowed for the operations 
of the several boards engaged in the assessment of land values and 
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during the entire month of December, niaeteen hundred and six, 
and providing for the performance of additional duties by the Super- 
visor of Land Assessments, should the same be required," is hereby 
amended by striking out in paragraph (a) the words " March fif- 
teenth, nineteen hundred and seven," and inserting in lieu thereof 
the words "April fifteenth, nineteen hundred ana seven," and by 
striking out in paragraph (6) the words " three months " and insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the woras " four months." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two ot "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 30, 1907. 



[No. 1630.] 

AN ACT Amending section seventy of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and 
flfty-nine, entitled "The Corporation Law," as amended, by extending the 
time within which foreign corporations shall comply with the provisions of 
said Act 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Com/mission^ th(vb: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-nine, en- 
titled " The Corporation Law," is hereby amended by striking out in 
section seventy, as amended, the words " thirteen months '.' and insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the words " seventeen months." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 30, 1907. 



[No. 1631.] 

AN ACT To amend section fifteen of Act Numbered Seven hundred and eighty- 
seven, entitled "An Act providing for the organization and government of the 
Moro Province." 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section fifteen of Act Numbered Seven hundred and 
eighty-seven is hereby amended to read as follows : 

" Sec. 15. In each district of the Moro Province there shall be 
appointed by the provincial governor, with the consent of the legis- 
lative council, a district governor and a district secretary. The office 
of district governor may be filled by proper detail of an army officer, 
with the consent of the legislative council. There shall also be a 
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provincial treasurer, with the approval of the legislative council, in 
accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Law. Whenever 
the legislative council shall decide that the duties of any district 
treasurer can be more economically or more efficiently performed by 
the provincial treasurer or a deputy provincial treasurer it may 
abolish the office of district treasurer in that district and require the 
duties thereof to be performed by the provincial treasurer, and may 
reestablish said office when it shall deem such action expedient. The 
governors and the secretaries of the districts may be appointed with- 
out previous examination, but they shall be able after eighteen months 
of service to pass a satisfactory examination in the principal local 
dialect of their respective districts, and a failure to pass such exami- 
nation shall be sumcient cause for removal from office." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring, the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeaited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 25, 1907. 



[No. 1682.] 

AN ACT To authorize graduates of the Philippine Medical School Who receive 
therefrom the degree of doctor of medicine to practice medicine and snrgety 
in the Philippine Islands without taking the examination pfescrlbed foy Act 
Numbered Three hundred and ten, and to establish certain free scholarships 
la the Philippine Medical School to be awarded upon competitive examinations, 
and for other purposes. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Comndssion^ that: 

Sbction 1. Any graduate of the Philippine Medical School^ estab- 
lished by Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifteen, entitled 
"An Act establishing a medical school and defining the manner in 
which it shall be controlled and conducted," who shall receive there- 
from the degree of doctor of medicine shall, upon presenting his 
diploma from said school to the Board of Medical Examiners for the 
Philippine Islands, be entitled to receive- from said board, and said 
board shall issue to him, without examination, a certificate of regis- 
trati(»i, and upon duly recording the same in the office of the Register 
of Deeds in the province or provinces within which he may practice, 
or in the city or Manila, as the case may be, he shall be entitled to 
practice medicine and surgery in the Philippine Islands. 

Sec. 2. Persons practicing medicine or surgery in the Philippine 
Islands under the terras of section one of this Act shall, in all other 
respects, be subject to the provisions and liable to the penalties pro- 
vided in Act Numbered Three hundred and ten. 

Sec. 3. There is hereby established for each province of the Phil- 
ippine Islands one free scholarship in the Philippine Medical School^ 
to be awarded under the following terms and conditions : 

(a) There shall be held in each province, on June first, nineteen 
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Education and the immediate control of the division superintendent 
of schools, a competitive examination, to be prescribed by the Secre- 
tary of Public Instruction, which shall be at least equal to the exami- 
nations reauired for graduation from the high schools in the Philip- 
pine Islanos, and the competitor in each province obtaining the blu- 
est general percentage above seventy-five per centum in each subject 
shall be awarded the Medical School scholarship corresponding to 
the province. 

(o) The successful ownpetitors shall be certified by the Director of 
Education to the board or control of the Philippine Medical School, 
and upon the approval of that board shall be auly matriculated in 
said school. 

(c) Successful competitors shall thereupon become Government 
students, and ^iiall be allowed the expenses of their transportaticm 
to Manila, their board, subsistence, and maintenance while in Manila 
attending the Philippine Medical School, not exceeding five hundred 
pesos per annum each, and their transportation returning to their 
provinces Jipon their receiving the degree of doctor of medicine: 
Provided^, Tnat any student failing to pass the prescribed examina- 
tions for entraiice into the next higher year of the Medical School, or 
who shall vidiate «iy rule or regulation of said school resulting in 
expulsion, shall be denied the further privileges of scholarship, and 
shall be forthwith returned to his province at Government exoense. 

(d) Ekch scholarship stud^it who shall graduate from the Medi* 
oal School with the degree of doctor of medicine, unless he shall 
accept appointment imder the Government of the Philippine Islands 
or one of its branches, shall return to his province and practice medi- 
cine and surgery therein for a period at least equal to the time of 
his scholarship tuition, unless permission to do otherwise be granted 
by the Secretary of the Interior. Failure to complv tvith the terms 
of this section shall be deemed iwifficient grounds for revocation of 
his license to practice medicine and surgery in the Philippine Islands 
in the same manner as are other offenses described by section eight 
of Act Numbered Three hundred and ten. 

(e) No tuition, laboratory, or other fees shall be charged scholar- 
ship students in the Philippine Medical School. 

Sec. 4. The sum of fifteen thousand pesos, or so much thereof as 
may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury no* otherwise appropriated, for carrying out the 
purposes of the preceding section of this Act. Said sum shall be 
expended by the Bureau of Education under the same general condi- 
tions as are the moneys appropriated for the education and main- 
tenance of Philippine Government students in the United States. 

Sec. 5. All Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions 
of this Act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 6. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 25, 1907. 



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[No. 1633.] 

AN ACT Separating from the municipality of Vlgan, Province of I locos Sur, the 
former municipality of Santa Catalina, reestablishing it as a new munici- 
pality and giving it the territory of which It was constituted prior to the 
passage of Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-four. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. The former municipality of Santa Catalina, now a part 
of the municipality of Vigan, in the Province of Ilocos Sur, as estab- 
lished by Act Numbered Aine hundred and thirty-four, entitled "An 
Act reducing the twenty-four municipalities of the Province of Ilocos 
Sur to fourteen," shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, 
be separated from the present municipality of Vigan and reestab- 
lishea as a new municipality, which shall consist of the territory of 
which it was constituted prior to the passage of said Act Numbered 
Nine hundred and thirty-four. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on August tenth, nineteen hundred 
and seven : Provided, That the distribution of funds in the municipal 
treasury of Vigan, resulting from the separation from Vigan of the 
former municipality of Santa Catalina, shall be made as of the date 
of the passage of this Act. 

Enacted, April 26, 1907. 
« 

[No. 1634.] 

AN ACT Providing that municipal and township privileges shall be let annually 
or for a longer period, not exceeding five years, to the highest and best bidders 
under certain conditions. 

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: * 

Section 1. The privilege of each fishery, and the right to operate each 
fish-breeding ground, ferry, stable, market, and slaughterhouse belong- 
ing to any municipality or township in the Philippine Islands shall 
hereafter be let separately to the highest and best oidder annually or 
for such longer period, not exceeding five years, as may be previously 
approved by the provincial board of the province in which the muni- 
cipality or township is located, unless otherwise directed by the Gov- 
ernor-General in the case of a municipality, or the Secretary of the 
Interior in the case of a township, and under conditions to be pre- 
scribed, respectively, by said officers. The right shall be reserved by 
the municipalities and townships to reject any or all bids, and the 
maximum charges, rents, or fees which may be exacted by the lessees 
of ferries, stables, markets, and slaughterhouses shall be fixed by the 
municipalities and townships in advance and be stated in all pro- 
posals lor bids. The decision of any municipality or township reject- 
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to a final appeal to the provincial board : Provided^ That in the case 
of a township the decision of the provincial board shall be subject to 
the approval of the Secretary of the Interior. 

Sec. 2. All laws, regulations, and orders heretofore issued are here- 
by repealed in so far as the same are inconsistent with the provisions 
o J this Act. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribinff the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on May thirty-first, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven. 

Enacted, April 26, 1907. 

[No. 1635.] 

AN ACT To amend Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and eighteen, providing for 
a loan of thirty-five thousand pesos to the Province of Albay, by increasing 
the amount of said loan to sixty thousand pesos, and extending the time of 
repayment thereof. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and eighteen, en- 
titled " An Act providing for a loan of thirty-five thousand pesos to 
the Province of Albay," is hereby amended as follows : 

{a) By striking out section one of said Act and inserting in lieu 
thereof the following : 

'' Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in 
the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of sixty 
thousand pesos, to be loaned to the JProvince of Albay and to hie 
expended by the provincial board of that province in altering, repair-^ 
ing, and making additions to the building at present occupied by the 
provincial government for the use of the provincial offices and Court 
of First Instance, such alterations, repairs, and additions to be made 
in accordance with plans and specifications approved by the Insular 
Architect." 

(6) By striking out section two of said Act and inserting in lieu 
thereof the following: 

" Sec. 2. The money appropriated by section one hereof shall be 

Eaid to the treasurer of tne Province of Albay upon the production 
y him to the Treasurer of the Philippine Islands of a certified copy 
of a resolution by the provincial board of said province accepting 
said loan and agreeing to repay the same without interest in six 
installments, ten thousand pesos on or before January first, nineteen 
hundred and eight, and ten thousand pesos each year thereafter until 
the total amount of said loan has been repaid." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
(Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 26, 1907. ^ 

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[Na 1636.] 

AN ACT To aid commerciaJ Interests by providing ways and means tor the 

transmission of money witbin tbe islands tbrougb tbe sale of demand drafts 

• and telegraphic transfers by the Insular Treasurer and provincial treasurers 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Connmisaion^ that: 

Section 1. The Insular Treasurer is hereby authorized to exchange 
for Philippine currency offered in sums of not less than five hundred 
pesos, demand drafts and telegraphic transfers upon funds in the 
hands of provincial treasurers when same can be done without em- 
barrassment to the provincial treasury and the amount so received 
shall be placed to the credit of such provincial treasurer on the books 
of the Insular Treasurer. 

Sec. 2. Provincial treasurers are hereby authorized to exchange 
for Philippine currency offered in sums of not less than five hun- 
dred pesos, demand drafts and telegraphic transfers upon funds to 
the credit of the province with the Insular Treasury. 

Sec. 3. Subject to regulations prescribed by the Insular Treasurer, 
any provincial treasurer is hereby authorized to exchange for Philip- 
pine currency offered in sums of not less than five hundred pesos, 
demand draits and telegraphic transfers upon another provincial 
treasurer when same can be done without embarrassment to the 
pa:ovincial treasury upon which such drafts or transfers are drawn. 

Sbc. 4. For any exchange issued in accordance with this Act a 
premium, to be fixed and promulgated from time to time by the 
Secretary of Finance and Justice, shall be charged, and the distribu- 
tion of such premium shall be made in accordance with the regula- 
tions of the Insular Treasurer with the approval of the Secretary of 
Finance and Justice. 

Sbc. 5. The Insular Treasurer b hereby authorized to prescribe and 
.issue the necessary regulations, forms of applications and drafts, 
and a telegraphic code for the carrying of this law into effect The 
cost of special printing and transporting currency to meet the require- 
ments of this Act shall be borne by the gold-standard fund. The 
cost of postage, telcOTama, an<^ aU other charges incident to the 
operation of this Act shall be a charge against the funds appro- 
priated for the current expenses of the office making the expenditure 
or affainst the gold-standard fund, as may be determined by the 
Insular Treasurer with the approval of the Secretary of Finance 
and Justice, There are hereby appropriated out of said gold-stand- 
ard fund such sums as may be necessary to pay the expenses charge- 
able against said fund under the provisions of this section, and such 
appropriation shall be a permanent annual appropriation. 

Sec. 6. The public good requirinj^ the speedy enactment erf this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of £ws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 30, 1907. 



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[No. 1637.] 

AN ACT Providing for loans of sixty ttiousand pesos, seventy-five thousand 
pesos, and sixty thousand pesos to the Provinces of Tayalms, Rlzal, and La 
Lasuna, respectively, for the construction of provincial government buildings. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Ccmmi^sion^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sums of sixty thou- 
sand pesos, seventy-five thousand pesos, and sixty thousand pesos to 
be loaned to the Provinces of Tayabas, Bizal, and La Laguna, 
respectively. 

Sec. 2. The money appropriated in section one of this Act shall in 
each case be paid to the treasurer of the province for which appro- 
priated upon the production and delivery by him to the Insular 
Treasure of a certified copy of a resolution of the provincial board 
of his province accepting tne loan hereinbefore authorized and agree- 
ing to repay the same, without interest, in annual installments of one- 
tenth of the total amount, the fitst installment to be paid on or before 
September first, nineteen hundred and eight. 

Sec. 3. The money hereby appropriated shall be used in the con- 
struction of provincial government ouildings^ and for no other pur- 
pose, and shall be expended under the direction of the provincial 
boards of said provinces: Provided^ That the plans and specifications 
for the construction of said buildings shall be prepared by the Con- 
sulting Architect. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this biU, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty*sisth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 30, 1907. 



[No. 1638.] 

AN ACT Providing for the retirement of officers and enlisted men of the Phil- 
ippines Constabulary on part pay after twenty or more years of satisfactory 
service, and amending Act Numbered Six hundred and nineteen. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commisnion^ that: 

Sbction 1. When an officer of the Philippines Constabulary shall 
have had twenty or more years of continuous, actual, and satisfac- 
tory service, he mav, upon making application therefor, be retired 
from active service by the Governor-General, and when so retired he 
shall receive until his death an annual compjensation equal to two 
and one-half per centum, for each year's active service theretofore 
rendered by him, of the total current pay received annually by him 
at the time he is retired. When an enlisted man shall have had 
twenty or more years of continuous, actual, and satisfactory service 
he may, upon making application therefor, be retired from active 
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until his death an annual compensation equal to two and one-half 
per centum, for each year's active service theretofore rendered by him, 
of the total current pay and allowances received annually by him at 
the time he is retired: Provided^ That the service of any officer or 
enlisted man shall be considered continuous if he be not separated 
from the service at any time for a longer period than one year: And 
provided further^ That no officer shall receive an annual compensa- 
tion equivalent to more than seventy -five per centum of the total cur- 
rent pay received by him at the time he is retired, and that no enlisted 
man shall receive an annual compensation equivalent to more than 
seventy-five per centum of the pay and allowances received by him 
at the time he is retired: And provided further^ That the Govern- 
ment of the Philippine Islands snail not be responsible for any com- 
pensation or allowance provided by this Act to be paid to any officer 
or enlisted man of the Philippines Constabulary : And provided fur- 
ther^ That the amount required to be paid by section fourteen of Act 
Numbered Six hundred and nineteen, as amended by Act Num- 
bered Eight hundred and eighty-four, shall constitute a first lien on 
the " Pension and retirement fund of the Philippines Constabulary," 
mentioned in section three hereof, and shall be paid before any pay- 
ment ds made in accordance with this section. 

Sec. 2. All officers and enlisted men of the Constabulary drawing 
pensions or retirement pay and residing in the Philippine Islands 
may at any time be called by the Governor-General for active service, 
during the period of which service they shalt be entitled to receive 
the full pay of their rank or grade. Refusal on the part of any 
officer or enlisted man to perform such duty shall terminate his right 
to further participation m the benefit of this fund, provided he is 
physically fit for service, such fitness to be determinea under regula- 
tions to be prescribed by the Secretary of Commerce and Police. 

Sec. 3. The fund created by section eleven of Act Numbered Six 
hundred and nineteen and the fund created by section fourteen of the 
said Act, are hereby consolidated into one fund, to be known as the 
'* Pension and retirement fund of the Philippines Constabulary," and 
made available for the purposes of this Act as set forth in section 
one : Provided^ That notning herein contained shall be so interpreted 
as to repeal those provisions contained in section fourteen of the 
above-mentioned Act relating to the pensioning for disability of 
members of the Constabulary: And provided further^ That section 
fourteen of Act Numbered Six hundred and nineteen, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by adding after the words " The following 
amounts shall be deducted and retained from the monthly pay of 
members of the Constabulary " and before the words " From the 
monthly pay of each captain and inspector, one dollar " the following 
words : 

" From the monthly pay of each colonel, three pesos and fifty 
centavos. 

" From the monthly pay of each lieutenant-colonel, three pesos. 

" From the monthly pay of each major, two pesos and fifty cen- 
tavos." 

Sec. 4. The investment of the " Pension and retirement fund of 
the Philippines Constabulary " provided for in section three of this 
Act shall be in charge of the Postal Savings Bank Investment Board 
provided for in section eighteen (a) of Act Numbered Fourteen hun- 

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dred and ninety-three, subject to the conditions and restrictions set 
forth in said section eighteen of said Act, as amended by Act Num- 
bered Sixteen hundred and twenty. 

Sec. 5. The " Pension and retirement fund of the Philippines Con- 
stabulary" shall be kept as a separate trust fund by the Insular 
Treasurer and shall be used for no other purposes than those ex- 
pressly provided for in this Act and in Act Numbered Six hundred 
and nineteen: Provided^ That said fund shall be audited by the 
Insular Auditor. 

Sec. 6. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two or "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect on July first, nineteen hundred 
and seven. 

Enacted, April 30, 1907. 



[No. 1639.] 

AN ACT To prohibit the sale, gift, or other disposal of any intoxicating liquor, 
other than the so-called native wines and liquors, to any member of a non- 
Christian tribe within the meanhig of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and 
ninety-seven, and to prohibit the use of such liquor by any member of such a 
tribe. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The sale, gift, or other disposal to any native of the 
Philippine Islands who is a member of a non-Christian tribe within 
the meaning of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety-seven, of 
any ardent spirits, ale, beer, wine, or intoxicating liquors of any kind, 
other than the so-called native wines and liquors which the members 
of such tribes have been accustomed themselves to make prior to the 
passage of this Act, is hereby prohibited and declared to be unlawful : 
Providedj however^ That it shall be lawful to administer ardent 
spirits, ale^ beer, wine^ or intoxicating liquors of any kind to a 
member oi a non-Chnstian tribe upon a physician's prescription 
therefor as a remedy for bona fide illness or physical injury, or to so 
administer it without such prescription in a genuine emergency aris- 
ing from dangerous illness or physical injury. 

Sec. 2. It shall be unlawrul for any native of the Philippine 
Islands who is a member of a non-Christian tribe within the meaning 
of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety-seven to buy, receive, 
have in his possession, or drink any ardent spirits, ale, beer, wine, or 
intoxicating liquors oi any kind, other than the so-called native wines 
ajid liquors which the members of such tribes have been accustomed 
themselves to make prior to the passage of this Act, except as pro- 
vided in section one hereof; and it shall be the duty of any police 
officer or other duly authorized agent of the Insular, or any provin- 
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destroy any such liquors found unlawfully in the possession of any 
member of a non-Christian tribe. 

Sec. 3. Any person violating the provisions of section one or secti<m 
two of this Act shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable for each 
offense by a fine of not exceeding two hundred pesos, or by imprison- 
ment for a term not exceeding six months, in the discretion of the 
court. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws,'' passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 1, 1907. 



[No. 1640.] 

• 
AN ACT Authorizing the Postal Savings Bank Investment Board to make loans 
from funds available for investment to provinces of the Philippine Islands, 
under guarantee of the Insular €k>vemment 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The Postal Savings Bank Investm^it Board created 
by section eighteen of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and ninety- 
three, entitled "An Act to encourage economy and saving among the 
people of the Philippine Islands, and to that end to provide for the 
establishment of postal savings banks and their administration 
through the organization of a postal savings bank division in the 
Bureau of Posts, and for other purposes," is hereby authorized to 
make loans from the funds under its control available for investment 
to provinces of the Philippine Islands, under guaranty of the Insular 
Government first had that the loan and interest thereon will be paid. 

Sec. 2. Before making any such loan the Postal Savings Bank 
Investment Board shall require a resolution of the provincial board 
of the province to which the loan is to be made, requesting the loan, 
stating that the same will be used solely for certain public improve- 
ments specified therein, agreeing to repay the amount loaned within 
a certain period with interest at a rate to be stated in said resolution, 
and requesting the Insular Government to ^arantee the repayment 
in full of said loan and interest. Said resolution shall further pro- 
vide that the Insular Government may, from time to time, in con- 
sideration of its guaranty, deduct from any funds in the Insular 
Treasury belonging to the province sufficient sums to pay the interest 
and principal as the same may become due. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 3, 1907. 



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[No. 1641.] 

AN ACT Granting to the city of Manila the right to institute condemnation 
proceedings for the expropriation of land In the Province of Rlzal necessary 
for the main for the new water system for the city of Manila. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section. 1. The city of Manila is hereby authorized to institute, 
through its proper officers, in the Court of First Instance of the 
Province of Kizal in the Philippine Islands, condemnation proceed- 
ings for the expropriation of such land in the Province of Kizal as 
may be necessary for the main for the new water system for the city 
of Manila. 

Sec. 2. Whenever the city of Manila has not obtained, by agree- 
ment with the owners thereof, the lands in the Province of Kizal 
necessary for the main for the new water system, it may in its com- 

flaint, which in each case shall be instituted in the Court of First 
nstance of the Province of Rizal, where the land is situated, join as 
defendants all persons owning or claiming to own or occupy any of 
the land sought to be condemned or any interest therein, showing, so 
far as practicable, the interest of each defendant and stating with 
certainty the riffht of condemnation and describing the property 
sought to be condemned. Process requiring the defendants to appear 
and answer to said complaint shall be served upon all occupante of 
the land sought to be condemned and upon the owners and all per- 
sons claiming interest therein, so far as known. If the title to any 
lands sought to be condemned appears to be in the Insular Govern- 
ment, though the lands are occupied by private individuals, or if it is 
uncertain whether the title is in the Insular Government or in private 
individuals or if the title is otherwise so obscure or doubtful that the 
city of Manila can not with accuracy or certainty specify who are 
the real owners, averment may be made by the city of Manila in its 
complaint to that effect. Process shall be served upon residents and 
nonresidents in the same manner as provided in Act Numbered One 
hundred and ninety, and the rights of minors and persons of unsound 
mind shall be safeguarded in the manner in such cases provided in 
said Act. The court may order additional and special notice in any 
case where such additional and special notice is in its opinion 
required. 

Sec. 3. In case it shall appear from the pleadings or from the 
report of the commissioners or the court shall otherwise be satisfied 
or the fact that the true ownership of the lands sought to be con- 
demned is uncertain and that there are conflicting claims and diverse 
interests in any of said parcels of land, the court, if satisfied that 
the real owners of the land have been notified and are before the 
court, shall, upon rendering judgment for condemnation and for 
payment of the sum or sums fixed by the court as just compensation 
for the land taken, order such sum or sums to be paid to the clerk of 
the court for the benefit of the persons who shall ultimatelv be 
adjudged entitled thereto. The sum or sums so awarded shall be 
ffoverned by the rules laid down in section two hundred and forty- 
tour of Act Numl)ered One hundred and ninety. When condemna- 
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the said city of Manila shall have the right to enter immediately 
upon the possession of the land involved, after and upon deposit by 
it with the clerk of the Court of First Instance in which such action 
is pending, the value of the land in money as provisionally and 
promptly ascertained and fixed by the court having jurisdiction of 
the proceedings, said sum to be held by the clerk of the court subject 
to the orders and final disposition of the court; and the court is 
empowered and directed by appropriate order and writ, if necessary, 
to place the city of Manila in possession of the land upon the making 
of such deposit. In case such payment is made into court the clerk 
of the court shall be responsible upon his bond for the sum so paid 
and shall be compelled to receive it. 

Sec. 4. The effects of a bill of exceptions in such case, the provisions 
as to the cost, as to the fees of the commission, as to final judgment 
and its record and effect, as to the powers of a guardian, and as to 
persons not notified of the condemnation proceedings, shall be such 
as are defined in sections two hundred and forty-eight to two hundred 
and fifty-three, inclusive, of Act Numbered One hundred and ninety. 

Sec. 5. Any party claiming an interest in money paid into court 
or deposited with the clerk of the Court of First Instance in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section three hereof, may litigate in court 
his claim thereto, and the court shall apportion the sum so paid in 
among the various claimants thereto as justice shall require and shall 
award such costs as to it may seem equitable. But the plaintiff in 
the condemnation proceeding shall not be a necessary party to the 
proceedings for the distribution of the sum or sums paid into court, 
nor be answerable for any cause arising from such litigation. 

Sec. 6. The court in its order of appointment may direct the com- 
missioners to report when any particular portion of the lands shall 
have been passed upon by the commissioners and may render judg- 
ment upon such partial report and direct the commissioners to pro- 
ceed with their work as to subsetjuent portions of the land sought to 
be condemned and mav from time to time so deal with the lands 
sought to be condemned. 

Sec. 7. The proper judge of the Court of First Instance may act 
upon complaints for condemnation of lands under this Act in vaca- 
tion time as well as in term time and may make appointments of 
commissioners, orders upon the reports of commissioners, and judg- 
ments of condemnation for the award and apportioning of damages 
at any time when it is convenient so to do, upon due notice to the 
parties in interest, and may make any orders to expedite procedings 
m the same manner and to the same effect as though made in regular 
term time and in court. It shall be the duty of the court or judge to 
expedite these proceedings as much as the interest of justice will 
warrant. 

Sec. 8. No judgments entered in pursuance of this Act apportion- 
ing damages among rival claimants shall be conclusive as to the real 
ownership of the land affected thereby in proceedings of the Court 
of Land Registration for the purpose of obtaining a certificate of 
title. 

Sec. 9. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
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Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 10. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 6, 1907. 



[No. 1642.] 

AN ACT Providing for the establisbment of two subprovinces to be known as 
the subprovince of Kalinga and the subprovince of Apayao. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby established a subprovince which shall 
be known as the subprovince of Kalinga. The boundary of this sub- 
province shall be a line beginning at a point in the hills immediately 
west of the municipality of Malaueg, in the Province of Cagayan. 
and extending to the hills immediately west of the municipafity of 
Santa Maria, in the Province of Isabela, between the settlements of 
Christian natives and of non-Christian tribes; thence in a southerly 
direction, between the settlements of Christians and of non-Christians. 
to the Kalinga settlement of Sili; thence west to the boundary or 
Nueva Vizcaya; thence along the present line of the northeastern 
boundary of Nueva Vizcaya to its intersection with the boundary 
line of the subprovince of Bontoc; thence along the present eastern 
line of the subprovince of Bontoc to the vicinity of the rancheria of 
Gaan; thence due west to the crest of the watershed between the 
Talodan and Chico Rivers ; thence north along the watershed between 
these rivers so as to include the Talodan River valley, passing between 
the settlements of Tanglac and Capigon ; thence west along the water- 
shed between the Tabia and Saltan Rivers to the eastern £)undary of 
the subprovince of Abra, so as to include the settlements of the Saltan 
River valley ; thence north along the eastern line of the present bound- 
ary of the subprovince of Abra to the vicinity of Dagara and the 
settlements of tne southern branch of the Abulug River ; and thence 
eastward to its point of origin in the hills immediately to the west of 
Malaueg; the general purpose in fixing this boundary being to in- 
clude within it all settlements of the Kalinga tribe west of the Rio 
Grande de Cagayan, together with all settlements of non-Christians 
in the Saltan River Valley. Prior to the actual survey of a definite 
boundary line for this subprovince, parts of the line may be more 
definitely fixed or changed oy order of the Governor-General. The 
territory of the subprovince of Kalinga shall be a part of the Province 
of Lepanto-Bontoc. 

Sec. 2. There shall be a lieutenant-governor of the subprovince of 
Kalinga, who shall receive compensation at the rate of three thousand 
two hundred pesos per annum. Within the limits of his subprovince 
he shall exercise the powers and perform the duties fixed by Act 
Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety-six for the lieutenant-gov- 
ernor of Bontoc. He shall reside and have his office at the capital of 
the subprovince. 

Sec. 3. The settlement of Tabuc is hereby designated as the capital 
of the subprovince of Kalinga: Provided^ That should experience 
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capital of the subprovince, this may be done by order of the Governor- 
General. 

Sec. 4. There is hereby established a subprovince which shall be 
known as the subprovince of Apayao. . Its eastern boundary shall be 
a line beginning in the hills immediately to the westward of the 
municipality of Claveria, in the Province of Cagayan, and extending 
in a general southeasterly and southerljr direction, between the settle- 
ments of Christians ana of non-Christians, to the point in the hills 
inmiediateljr to the westward of Malaueg at which the boundary of 
the subprovince of Kalinga begins; its southern boundary shall be the 
line fixed in section one of this Act for the northern boundary of the 
subprovince of Kalinga ; its western boundary shall be the line fixed 
bv existing law as the eastern boundary line of northern Abra and of 
that portion of Ilocos Norte which at present abuts upon the Prov- 
ince of Cagayan, extending to a point dire-ctly to the west of the 
point of ongm in the hills west oi Claveria; its northern boundary 
shall be a line extending due east from this point to the point imme- 
diately to the westward of the municipality of Claveria, at which the 
bounaary be^ns; the general purpose in fixing this boundary being 
to include within the subprovince of Apayao all the non-Christian 
inhabitants of the Province of Cagayan west of the Rio Grande de 
Cagayan and north of Malaueg. The teritory of the subprovince of 
Apayao shall form a part of the territory of the Province of Caga- 
yan, and the governor and the provincial board of that province shall 
exercise the powers and discharge the duties relative to this subprov- 
ince fixed by Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety-six for 
the governor and provincial board of Lepanto-Bontoc relative to the 
subprovince of Bontoc. 

Sec. 5. There shall be a lieutenant-governor of the subprovince of 
Apayao, who shall receive compensation at the rate of three thousand 
two hundred pesos per annum. Within the limits of his subprovince 
he shall exercise the powers and perform the duties fixed by Act 
Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety-six for the lieutenant-gov- 
ernor of Bontoc. He shall reside and have his office at the capital of 
the subprovince. 

Sec. 6. The settlement of Tauit is hereby designated as the capital 
of the subprovince of Apayao: Provided^ That should experience 
demonstrate the desirability of making some other settlement the 
capital of the subprovince, this may be done by order of the Governor- 
General. 

Sec. 7. There is hereby appropriated out of any funds in the In- 
sular Treasury not otherwise appropriated the sum of one thousand 
pesos, of which five hundred pesos may be expended by the lieutenant- 

f governor of Kalinga and five hundred pesos may be expended by the 
ieutenant-governor of Apayao for the purchase of gifts to be em- 
ployed in establishing friendly relations with the people of these sub- 
provinces: Provided^ That the expenditure of these funds shall be 
subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior. 

Sec. 8. Any unexpended balance of non-Christian inhabitants' 
fimds of Cagayan and Isabela shall be expendable either in the sub- 
province of Kalinga or the subprovince oi Apayao, as the Secretary 
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The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to ascer- 
tain and report to the Insular Auditor as soon as practicable the 
approximate number of inhabitants in the subprovince of Kalinga 
and in the subprovince of Apayao, and upon such certification the 
Insular Auditor shaU redistribute internal-revenue payments in such 
a way that the amount projyortionate to the number of inhabitants 
removed from the territorial jurisdiction of the Provinces of Cagayan 
and Isabela and transferred to that of Lepanto-Bontoc by the estab- 
lishment of the subprovinces of Kalinga and Apayao shall oe deducted 
from the non-Christian inhabitants' funds of tne former provinces 
*and added to the non-Christian inhabitants' funds of Liepanto- 
Bontoc; and thereafter in determining the amount of internal- 
revenue funds due and payable to the municipalities and townships 
of Cagayan the Insular Auditor shall take into account the number of 
non-Christian inhabitants in the subprovince of Apayao as certified 
to him by the Secretary of the Interior. 

Sec 9. Disbursements other than those authorized in section seven 
of this Act in the subprovinces of Kalinga and Apayao shall be made 
by such officers as the Governor-General may from time to time direct. 

Sec. 10. The public good requiring ihe speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 11. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted,.May 9, 1907. 



[No. 1643.] 

AN ACT Bztending the time for the payment of the eedula tax for the year 
nineteen hundred and seven In the township of Imunan, Province of Nueva 
Vlzcaya. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
CommisHon, that: 

Section 1. The period for the payment without penalty of the 
eedula tax for the year nineteen hundred and seven in the newlj 
organized township of Imunan, Province of Nueva Vizcaya, is 
hereby extended to September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two of " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 10, 1907. 



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[No. 1644.] 

AN ACT Repealing Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and seventy-flye, entitled 
**An Act providing that one fiscal shall perform the duties of fiscal for the 
Provinces of La Union and Zambales, repealing the provisions of law author- 
izing a separate fiscal for each of said provinces, fixing the salary for the 
fiscal of the two provinces, and making provisions for traveling expenses of 
such fiscal," providing for the performance of the duties of the fiscal for the 
Province of La Union and providing that the Attorney-General may designate 
any assistant attorney or fiscal to perform the duties of fiscal for the Province 
of Zambales. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and seventy-five, 
entitled "An Act providing that one fiscal shall perform the duties 
of fiscal for the Provinces of La Union and Zambales, repealing 
the provisions of law authorizing a separate fiscal for each of said 
provinces, fixing tha salary for the fiscal of the twp provinces, and 
making provisions for traveling expenses of such fiscal,'' is hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 2. The office of fiscal of the Province of La Union is hereby 
re-created, and from and after the date on which this Act shall take 
effect the salary of the fiscal of said province shall be two thousand 
six hundred pesos per annum, and said fiscal shall perform all the 
duties imposed by laW upon provincial fiscals. 

Sec. 3. The office of nscal of the Province of Zambales is hereby 
abolished and the Attomey-Greneral is hereby authorized and di- 
rected, whenever the necessity therefor arises, to designate any 
assistant attorney or provincial fiscal to perform in the Province 
of Zambales the duties of fiscal for said province, and said assistant 
attorney or fiscal shall perform in the Province of Zambales all the 
duties miposed by law upon provincial fiscals, and the necessary 
traveling expenses of such assistant attorney or fiscal shall be borne 
by the Province of Zambales, which shall reimburse the Bureau of 
Justice, or the province from which the fiscal is detailed, in such 
amount as shall be fixed by the Attorney-Creneral with the approval 
of the Secretary of Finance and Justice. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on June first, nineteen hundred 
and seven. 

Enacted, May 14, 1907. 



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[No. 1645.] 

AN ACT To legalize municipal elections, heretofore held under the provisions 
of Act Numbered Eighty-two, on and after January fifteenth, nineteen hundred 
and seven. 

Whereas sundry elections for municipal officers were in good faith 
held under the election provisions of the Municipal Code on and after 
the fifteenth day of January, nineteen hundred and seven, in igno- 
rance of the fact that said provisions were repealed on said <fete: 
Now therefore, to give effect to the choice of the people and to avoid 
the expense and disturbance of repeated elections : 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. All elections to fill municipal offices which were held 
prior to the date of the passage of this Act and on or after the 
fifteenth day of January, nineteen hundred and seven, under the 
provisions of the Municipal Code in force prior to said fifteenth day 
of January, nineteen hundred and seven, which have been or may 
be confirmed by the provincial board in accordance with the said 
Municipal Code are hereby legalized and declared to be of full force 
and effect. The officers elected at such elections are hereby authorized 
to assume and fill the respective offices to which they were elected for 
the remainder of the respective terms for which they were elected. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 14, 1907. 



[No. 1646.] 

AN ACT Establishing a new boundary line l)etween the subprovlnce of Am- 
burayan and the Provinces of Ilocos Sur and La Union, making the munic- 
ipality of Tagudin the capital of the subprovince of Amburayan, and fixing 
the powers and duties of provincial officers and, provincial boards in provinces 
organized under the special provincial government act relative to munici- 
palities organized under the Municipal Code. 

By authority of the United States j he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. The municipality of Tagudin, in the Province of Ilocos 
Sur, is hereby transferred to the subprovince of Amburayan and 
upon the transfer of the office of the lieutenant-governor shall be- 
come the capital of the said subprovince. The municipal authorities 
of Tagudin shall furnish adequate space in the municipal building 
for the office of the lieutenant-governor until other provision is made 
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The boundary line between the subprovince of Amburayan and the 
Province of Ilocos Sur shall be as follows : 

Beginning at the Coast and Geodetic Survey station called " Bald 
Peak, latitude sixteen degrees fifty-nine minutes forty-four and 
ninety-five hundredths seconds, longitude one hundred and twenty 
degrees twenty-eight minutes forty-four and fifty-four hundredths 
seconds, thence South eighty -seven degrees eight minutes West, three 
thousand and sixty-two and six-tenths meters to a wooden cross on 
the west side of the main road and continuing t)n the same bearing 
five hundred and eighteen meters more or less to the sea^ore. Start- 
ing again at the above-mentioned Bald Peak and running thrice 
South seventy-nine degrees twelve minutes East, toward a mgh and 
prominent peak lying in the range of mountains to the east, until 
this line intersects tne present north and south boundary between 
Amburayan and Ilocos Sur. 

Sec. 2. A new boundary line between the subprovince of Ambu- 
rayan and the Province of La Union is hereby established as follows : 

Beginning at a point called " Initial," from which the Tagiidin 
churdi bell tower, latitude sixteen degrees fifty-six minutes eight 
and five-hundred ths seconds, longitude one hundred and twenty 
degrees twenty-six minutes twenty-four and nine-hundredths seconds, 
bears North thirty-nine degrees fifty-five and five-tenths minutes 
West, and the Bangar church cross, latitude sixteen degrees fifty- 
three minutes forty-three and fifty-hundredths seconds, longitude 
one hundred and twenty degrees twenty-five minutes eight and 
ninety-four hundredths seconds, bears South fifty-four degrees six 
and five-tenths minutes West, the two latter being Coast and Geodetic 
Survey points; thence South sixteen degrees twenty-nine and five- 
tenths minutes West, two thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine 
and nine-tenths meters to a point called " Cruz," or " A2 ;" thence 
South twenty-two degrees twenty-four and five-tenths minutes East, 
two thousand six hundred and eighty and five-tenths meters to a 
point called " Bangar," latitude sixteen degrees fifty-two minutes 
nineteen and thirty-five hundredths seconds, longitude one hundred 
and twenty degrees twenty-seven minutes twenty and sixty-five hun- 
dredths seconds, which is a Coast and Geodetic Survey station of the 
same name; thence South four degrees twenty -five minutes West, 
one thousand five hundred and sixty and three-tenths meters to a 
point called " Chow," or "A6 ; " thence South twenty-five degrees 
nfty-seven and five-tenths minutes West, two thousand nine hundred 
ana fifty-eight and two-tenths meters to a point called " San Fran- 
cisco," or "A7 ; " thence South eighteen degrees fifty-one and five- 
tenths minutes West, one thousana seven hundred and six and four- 
tenths meters to a point called " Calat," or " X2 ; " thence South four 
degrees fifty-six minutes West, two thousand eight hundred and 
ninety-three meters to a point called " Bungcayo," or "A9 ; " thence 
South eight degrees fifty-one and five-tenths minutes West, three 
thousand two hundred and sixty-eight and two-tenths meters to a 
point called " San Jose," or " A AlO ; " thence South thirty degrees 
thirty-one minutes West, four thousand four hundred and sixty-four 
and seven-tenths meters to a point called " Lacong No. 1," or "All ; " 
thence South twenty degrees twenty-three minutes West, eight hun- 
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No. 2," or " A12 ; " thence South twenty-four degrees fourteen min- 
utes West, one thousand two hundred and eighty-three and three- 
tenths meters to a point called ^ Hill," or " Al3 ; " thence South two 
degrees twenty-one minutes West, two thousand one hundred and 
eighteen and seven-tenths meters to a point called " San Gabriel," or 
"A14;" thence South twenty-six degrees forty-eight and five-tenths 
minutes West, one thousand four himdred and sixty and five-tenths 
meters to a point called " Road," or " X7 ; " thence South ten degrees 
seven and five-tenths minutes East, two hundred and ninety-seven 
and ei^ht-tenths meters to a wooden cross set on the south side of 
the mam road from San Juan to San Gabriel; thence on the same 
bearing. South ten dewees seven and five-tenths minutes East, one 
thousand four hundred and nine and seven-tenths meters to a point 
called " Final," or ^ X6," which point was the end of the boundary 
line and is at the junction of the (Jabassitan and Baroro, or Cadaclan, 
Rivers. From Final the Coast and Geodetic Survey station Saragosa, 
latitude sixteen degrees forty-two minutes thirty-two and twenty- 
seven hundredths seconds, longitude one hundred and twenty degrees 
twenty-two minutes fourteen and sixty-six hundredths seconds, bears 
North twenty-nine degrees forty-nine and five-tenths minutes West, 
five thousand six hundred and ten and four-tenths meters. 

Sec. 3. So much of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and three 
as provides for the placing of certain non-Christian inhabitants of 
the Province of La Union under the jurisdiction of the lieutenant- 
governor of the subprovince of Amburayan and the governor and 
provincial board of the Province of Lepanto-Bontoc is hereby 
repealed. 

For the jpurpose of electing delegates to the Philippine Assembly 
at the election to be held on July thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 
seven, the territory hereby added to the subprovince of Amburayan 
shall constitute a part of the assembly districts of which it formed 
a part prior to the passage of this Act, and the inhabitants of said 
territory shall have the right, if otherwise qualified, to vote for 
delegates to the Philippine Assembly at the elections to be held on 
Julv thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, in the same manner 
and to the same extent as if this Act had not been passed. 

Sec. 4. Whenever in a province organized under the Special 
Provincial Government Act a municipality is organized under the 
Municipal Code, or when a municipality already so organized is 
brought within the territory of a province organized under the 
Special Provincial Government Act, the provisions of the Municipal 
Cfede shall be of full force and effect and the powers and duties of 
provincial officers and the provincial board as to such municipality 
shall be those prescribed by the Municipal Code and the Provmcial 
Government Act. 

Sec. 5. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed Septeniln^r twenty- 
sixtih, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 15, 1907. 



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[No. 1647.] 

AN ACT Amending section seven hundred and eighty-nine of Act Numbered One 
hundred and ninety providing for fees for governors, sheriffs, and other 
persons serving process. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section seven hundred and eight-nine of Act Num- 
bered One hundred and ninety is hereby amended by adding at the 
end thereof the following proviso : 

'' Provided J however^ That in serving summons and copy of com- 
plaint upon defendants, if copy of the complaint is furnished by 
the officer, there shall be charged for each one hundred words in excess 
of three hundred and fifty words in the ori^nal complaint, in each 
copy of the complaint served, five cents ; but if copy of complaint for 
each defendant is furnished by the complainant no additional fee 
shall be charged for said copy." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 16, 1907. 



[No. 1648.] 

AN ACT Further to amend Act Numbered Four hundred and ninety-six, entitled 
"An Act to provide for the adjudication and registration of title to lands In 
the Philippine Islands," so as to provide for the taking of evidence and the 
making of findings of fact in certain land registration cases by judges of the 
Courts of First Instance, to empower judges of the Court of Land Registra- 
tion to grant injtinctions, to establish a fixed table of fees for registration 
cases, and for other purposes. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section four of Act Numbered Four hundred and 
ninety-six is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing words : 

"All cases arising in the Court of Land Registration in the city of 
Manila shall be assigned to the regular judges of the court by rota- 
tion, as nearly as may be, and all cases arising in said court outside 
of the city oi Manila shall be assigned by districts to the regular 
judges and the judges at large of the Court of First Instance perform- 
ing the duties of judges of the Court of Land Registration. The 
limits of said districts shall be determined by agreement among all 
of the judges serving on the court. The juSge to whom a case is 
once assigned shall thereafter have exclusive authority and jurisdic- 
tion therein unless and until he shall be absent from the Philippine 
Islands, or shall have voluntarily transferred such case to another 
judge, or such transfer shall have been authorized by the Secretai^ of 
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Instance outside of the city of Manila shall, whenever directed in 
writing to do so by the Secretary of Finance and Justice, hear and 
make finding of fact in land-registration cases at the times and 
places prescribed by law for holding regular or special terms of the 
Court of First Instance in his judicial district, whenever any appli- 
cation or applications imder this Act shall have been duly published, 
mailed, and posted for hearing at any such times and places. For 
the purposes of any such hearing such judge of the Court of First In- 
stance shall exercise all the powers exercised for like purposes by 
judges of the Court of Land Kegistration, including the power to de- 
termine whether the application has been duly published, mailed, and 
posted for hearing, and the power of adjournment to such times and 
places as may be convenient, and, after the hearing, such judge of 
the Court or First Instance shall return the application and all 
papers and documents filed in connection therewith and all evidence 

Presented in support thereof or in opposition thereto, together with 
is findings of lact, by official messenger or registered mail, to the 
clerk in Manila, who shall thereupon transmit the papers and record 
in the case to the judge to whom the case has been assigned for 
decision. Such judge to whom the case has been assigned may, of 
his own motion, or on motion for a new trial made by any party to 
the case on proper grounds and in due time, reopen the case and, with 
the previous approval in writing of the Secretary of Finance and Jus- 
tice, return ijb to the judge of the Court of First Instance of the dis- 
trict in which the findings of fact were originally made for further 
hearing. Such judge of the Court of First Instance shall thereupon 
conduct such further hearing and return the application, papers, 
documents, and evidence and any further findings oi fact to the clerk 
in Manila in the manner hereinbefore provided, to be again delivered 
to the judge to whom the case has been assigned. Nothing in this 
section contained shall be construed to prevent judges serving on the 
Court of Land Registration from referring any such case to an exam- 
iner of titles, as referee, to take testimony and make report thereon to 
the court." 

Sec. 2. Section seven of said Act, as amended, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section and inserting in lieu thereof the 
following: 

" Sec. T. There shall be a clerk and an assistant clerk of the Court 
of Land Kegistration, who shall be appointed by the Attomey-Gen- 
eraL with the approval of the Secretary of Finance and Justice. The 
derK and assistant clerk shall perform their duties under the control 
and supervision of the senior judge of the court and may be removed 
from office for cause by said senior judge. 

" The clerk shall have authority, subject to the provisions of the 
Civil Service Law and with the approval of the Attorney-General, 
to appoint and employ the necessary deputies, assistants, clerks, trans- 
latorS) stenographers, typewriters, messengers, and other subordinate 
employees which may be authorized by law. 

** TTie assistant clerk shall act as chief deputy to the clerk of the 
court and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him 
by the senior judge or the clerk of the court. In case of the death or 
disability of the clerk, the assistant clerk shall perform the duties of 
derk until the vacancy is filled or the disability is removed : Pro^nd^d^ 
however^ That any judge of the Court of Land Registration having 

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jurisdiction over any particular case may issue such orders to the clerk 
with reference to such case as he may deem proper, without the inter- 
vention of the senior judge, and the clerk shall comply therewith." 

Sec. 3. Section eight of said Act, as amended, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section and inserting in lieu thereof the 
following: 

" Sec. 8. Except as otherwise herein provided, the clerk shall have 
the custody and control, under the general direction of the senior 
judge of the court, of all papers and documents filed with him under 
the provisions of this Act, and shall carefully number and index the 
same. Said papers and documents shall be kept in the city of Manila, 
in an office to be called the " Land Registration Office," which shall be 
in the same building as the Court of Land Registration or near said 
building. 

" The clerk shall attend the sessions of the court and keep a docket 
of all causes, and he shall affix the seal of the court to all process or 
papers proceeding therefrom and requiring a seal. 

"When an application is published for hearinff at the time and 

flace for holding a regular or special term of the Court of First 
nstance, as provided in section four of this Act, the clerk shall imme- 
diately send the original application^ and all papers and documents 
filed in connection therewith, by official messenger or registered mail, 
to the judge of the Court of First Instance who is to conduct the 
hearing." *. 

Sec. 4. Section seventeen of said Act, as amended, is hereby further 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following: 

" The Court of Land Re^stration, in all matters over which it has 
jurisdiction, may issue an injunction for the protection of either or 
anv of the parties in interest, in the following cases: 

"(1) When it appears by the application, by verified petition, or 
by affidavits that the commission or continuance of some act during 
the proceedings for registration of title would produce waste or great 
or irreparable injury to the subject-matter or the registration pro- 
ceeding. 

"(2) When it appears during the pendency of the proceedings that 
either or any of the parties in interest is doing, or is about to do, or 
is threatening to do, or is procuring or suffering to be done, some act 
in violation or to the prejudice of the rights of another party to the 
action respecting the subject-matter of the proceedings and tending 
to render the judgment ineffectual. 

" Except as herein provided, preliminary and permanent injunc- 
tions shall be obtained, enforced, dissolved, or modified in the same 
manner as such injunctions are obtained, enforced, dissolved, or 
modified under the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure." 

Sec. 5. Section thirty of said Act is hereby amended so as to read 
as follows : 

" Sec. 30. If the application is filed with the clerk, he shall forth- 
with forward it by registered mail to the re^ster of deeds of the 
province or city in which the land or any portion thereof lies. Im- 
mediately upon the receipt of the application, whether from the 
applicant or the clerk, the register of deeds shall search the books and 
records of his office and attach to the application a certificate stating 
that the land to which the application relates does not appear in such 
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any there be, and, if the applicant seeks the benefits of Act Numbered 
Nine hundred and twenty-six, the register of deeds shall also obtain 
from the examiner of titles and attach to the applicatioii the report 
and certificate required by section sixty of said Act, and shall trans- 
mit the application, such certificate and report, and the papers, plans, 
and memorandum mentioned in section twenty of this Act by the first 
registered mail to the clerk in Manila." 

Sec. 6. Section thirty-one of said Act is hereby amended by strik- 
injg out, at the beginning of said section, the words " If, in the opinion 
or the examiner, the applicant has a good title, as allegea, and 
proper for registration, or if the applicant, after an adverse opinion 
of the examiner, elects to proceed further, the clerk of the court shall, 
immediately upon the fihng of the examiner's opinion or the appli- 
cant's election, as the case may be," and by inserting in lieu thereof 
the words "Upon receipt of the application, certificate, and accom- 
panying papers from the register of deeds the derk shall." 

Sec. 7. Section one hundred and fourteen of said Act, as amended 
by section nine of Act Numbered Eleven hundred and eight, is hereby 
further amended so as to read as follows: 

" Sec. 114. Fees payable under this Act shall be as follows : 

" From the time of filing the application until the final determina- 
tion of each case, for all services performed by the clerk or his deputies 
in each case, except the takinjg of affidavits or acknowledgments, in- 
cluding filing, entering, indexing, and recording all documents, plans, 
orders, decrees, and other papers, all notices by mail or publication, 
and a certified copy of the decree of registration, if any there be, there 
shall be paid by tne applicant to the clerk the sum in the following 
table corresponding to the value of the property, which shall be the 
assessed value if the property is assessed, otherwise the market value, 
determined as provided in section ninety-nine of this Act : 

" Property not exceeding one hundred dollars in value, five dollars. 

'.' Property not exceeding five hundred dollars but over one hundred 
dollars in value, fifteen dollars. 

" Property not exceeding one thousand dollars but over five hundred 
dollars in value, twenty dollars. 

" Property not exceeding five thousand dollars but over one thou- 
sand dollars in value, twenty -five dollars. 

" Property not exceeding Iwenty-five thousand dollars but over five 
thousand dollars in value, forty dollars. 

" Property not exceeding fifty thousand dollars but over twenty-five 
thousand dollars in value, fifty dollars. 

" Property exceeding fifty thousand dollars in value, one hundred 
dollars. 

" For all services by a sheriff or other officer under this Act, the 
same fees as are now provided by law for like services. 

" For entry of original certificate of title, and issuing one duplicate 
certificate, three dollars. 

" For making and entering a new certificate of title, including issue 
of one duplicate certificate, one dollar. 

" For each duplicate certificate, after the first, fifty cents. 

" For the re^stration of every instrument, whether single or in 
duplicate or triplicate, including entering, indexing, and filing the 
same, and attesting registration thereof, and also making and attest- 

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ing copy of memorandum on one instrument or on a duplicate cer- 
tificate when required, one dollar and fifty cents. 

" For making and attesting copy of memorandum on each addi- 
tional instrument or duplicate certificate if required, fifty cents. 

" For filing and registering an adverse claim, three dollars. 

" For entering statement of change of residence or post-office 
address, including indorsing and attesting the same on a duplicate 
certificate, twenty-five cents. 

" For entering any note in the entry book or in the registration 
book, twenty-five cents. 

" For the registration of a suggestion of death or notice of bank- 
ruptcy, insolvency, or analojTOus proceeding, twenty-five cents. 

" For the registration of a discharge or release of mortgage or 
other instrument creating an incumbrance, fifty cents. 

" For the registration of any levy, or of any discharge or dissolu- 
tion of any attachment or levy, or of any certificate of or receipt for 
the payment of taxes, or notice of any pending action, or of a judg- 
ment or decree, fifty cents. 

" For indorsing on any mortgage, lease, or other instrument a 
memorandum of partition, one dollar. 

" For every petition filed under this Act after original registration, 
one dollar. 

" For a certified copy of anv decree or registered instrument, the 
same fees as are provided by the Code of Procedure in Civil Actions 
and Special Proceedings for clerks of Courts of First Instance for 
like services, 

" In all cases not expressly provided for by the law the fees of all 
public officers for any official duty or service under this Act shall be 
at the same rate as those prescribed herein for like services." 

Sec. 8. Upon a decision being rendered by any judge sisrving on 
the Court of Land Registration, either party in interest may, within 
thirty days after the decision is rendered by such judge, petition the 
court in banc^ consisting of all the judges serving on the court, or at 
least three of said judges, for a rehearing of the case, and, if it shall 
appear to such court in banc that the decision on which a rehearing is 
asked is in conflict with any previous decision of the court, or of any 
judge thereof, or with any decision of the Supreme Court of these 
Islands, or of any other competent appellate tribunal, then the court 
in banc^ may, in its discretion, by vote of a majority of its members, 
grant the rehearing petitioned for, annul the decision of the single 
judge, and rehear the case sitting in banc; and the decision of the 
court in banc shall be the decision of the Court of Land Registration 
in the case, and may be regularly appealed from as in other cases. 

Sec. 9. AH Acts and parts or Acts inconsistent with this Act are 
hereby, to that extent, repealed. 

Sec. 10. The public, good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 11. This Act shall take effect on July first, nineteen hundred 
and seven. 

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[No. 1649.J 

AN ACT Declaring all of the territory comprised in the island of Marlnduque 
a subprovince of Tayabas, and for other purposes. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. All of the territory comprised in the Island of Marln- 
duque, Province of Tayabas, formerly constituting the Province of 
Marinduque, is hereby declared to be the subprovince of Marindugue, 
forming a part of the Province of Tayabas. There shall be a heu- 
tenant-governor for the said subprovince, to be appointed by the Gov- 
ernor-General, with the advice and consent of the Philippine Commis- 
sion. He shall have his office in the municipality of feoac and shall 
receive an annual salary of one thousand four hundred and forty pesos, 
payable monthly from funds of the subprovince hereinafter provided 
tor; he shall represent the provincial governor in the subprovince and 
shall carry out the legal orders of tnat official transmitted to him 
from time to time; he shall inspect the municipalities of the sub- 
province at least once every six months and at such other times as 
may be necessary and shall make report of such inspections to the 
provincial board through the provincial governor; he snail make such 
recommendations to the provincial board, through the provincial 
governor, as he shall deem necessary for the best interests of the sub- 
province; he shall employ and discharge, with the approval of the 
provincial board, all subordinate employees of the subprovince that 
may be authorized by the board; he shall be the custodian of the 
public records and documents of the subprovince ; and, in general, he 
shall exercise in the subprovince of Marinduque, subject to the super- 
vision of the provincial governor, the powers and duties conferred 
upon a provincial governor by the Provincial Government Act. 

Sec. 2. The provincial government of Tayabas is hereby authorized 
to establish a permanent suboffice of the provincial treasury of Taya- 
bas at Boac, Island of Marinduque, and to provide adequate quarters 
for the said suboffice. 

Sec. 3. Seventy per centum of all taxes, imposts, or fines collected 
on and after April first, nineteen hundred and seven, in behalf of the 
Province of Tayabas in the subprovince of Marinduque, under the 
provisions of existing law, or of laws which may hereafter be enacted, 
shall remain in the subtreasury of Marinduque for the sole use and 
benefit of the inhabitants of the subprovince; and the remaining 
thirty per centum of such collections shall be transmitted to the pro- 
vincial treasury of Tayabas and shall inure to the general funds of 
the province. 

Sec. 4. The funds provided for the subprovince of Marinduque 
shall be expended on resolution of the provincial board of Tayabas, 
and the deputy of the provincial treasurer in charge of the subtreasury 
at Boac shall make payments from funds of the subprovince only by 
direction of the lieutenant-governor of the subprovince, accompanied 
by a certified copy of the resolution of the provincial board author- 
izing the expenaiture. The salary of the aeputy of the provincial 
treasurer in charge of the provincial subtreasury at Boac and the 
salaries of the deputies of the provincial treasurer in the munici- 

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palities of the subprovince of Marinduque shall be paid from the 
funds of such subprovince. 

Sec. 5. All Acts or parts of Acts in conflict herewith are hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 6. Thfe public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passa^ of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 7. 'Hiis Act shall take effect on August tenth, nineteen hundred 
and seven. 

Enacted, May 17, 1907. 



[No. 1650.] 

AN ACT Appropriating the stun of one hundred and seventy thousand pesos 
from the funds realized from the sale of public-improvement bonds author- 
ized by Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and forty-four for the purpose of 
improving the port of Iloilo. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The sum of one hundred and seventy thousand pesos 
is hereby appropriated, out of funds realized from the sale of public- 
improvement bonds authorized by Act Numbered Fourteen hundred 
and forty-four, to be used in the improvement of the port of Iloilo, 
for the construction of a section of new river wall, not less than three 
hundred feet in length, beginning at Point Llorente and extending 
along the edge of the channel of the Iloilo River, and to repair 
the present river wall : Provided^ That not more than thirty thou- 
sand pesos of such sum shall be used for the repair of the present 
river wall: And provided further^ That in case there shall be raised 
by private subscription and paid into the Insular Treasury within 
three months after the date of the passage of this Act the sum of 
twenty-five thousand pesos, the sum of fifty thousand pesos of the 
funds provided by this Act shall be added to said twenty-five thou- 
sand pesos raised by private subscription, making a total of seventy- 
five thousand pesos, which latter sum, or so much thereof as may be 
necessary, shall be used for dredging the channel and turning basin 
in the Iloilo River. 

Sec. 2. The Secretary of Commerce and Police is hereby author- 
ized to advertise for bids for the construction of the new river wall 
and for repairing the present river walls; and, in the event of a 
subscription of twenty -five thousand pesos by private parties, as pro- 
vided for in the preceding section, for the dredging of the Iloilo 
River as herein provided. Said bids may be advertised for the entire 
work herein mentioned or f.or such part or i)arts thereof as to the 
Secretary of Commerce and Police may seem advisable, and shall 
be made under such conditions as he may prescribe and upon plans 
and specifications to be prepared by the Bureau of Navigation. 
Subject to the approval of the Governor-General, the Secretary 
of Commerce and Police shall award the contract for the entire 
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for on parts of the work, then to the best bidder in each instance. 
The ri^t shall be reserved to reject any or all bids, and in case 
of the rejection of all bids the work may be done under the direction 
of the Bureau of Navigation. In case said work is let by contract 
such contract shall contain a provision under which at least ten 
per centum of each partial payment due shall be retained until the 
final acceptance of the work as additional security for the perform- 
ance of tne contract: Provided^ That the Secretary of Commerce 
and Police, if in his jud^ent it shall seem advisable to do so, 
may order the Director of Navi^tion to undertake the dredging 
of the Iloilo River without advertising for bids, and in such case the 
Director of Navigation shall take immediate steps to undertake and 
carry the work to completion. 

Sec. 3. The Secretary of Commerce and Police is hereby author- 
ized to enter into an agreement with the military authorities by which 
the dredged material may be given to them free of charge, under 
such conditions as may seem to him advantageous. 
• Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 17, 1907. 



[No. 1651.] 

AN ACT To authorize graduates of i*ertaiu nchools of medicine and phannacy 
in the PhiHppine Islands to practice medicine and 8urger>' and pharmacy 
without taking the examinations prescribed by Acts Numbered Three hundred 
and ten and Five hundred and ninety-seven, respectively, and for other 
purposes. 

By authmnty of the United States^ be it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Any graduate of a school of medicine or of a school 
of pharmacy in the Philippine Islands who shall receive therefrom 
the degree of Doctor of Medicine or of Licentiate of Pharmacy »hall, 
upon presenting his diploina from said school to the Board of Med- 
ical Examiners for the Philippine Islands or to the Board of Phar- 
maceutical Examiners, as the case may l)e, be entitled to receive from 
the proper board, and the proper board shall issue to him, without 
examination, a certificate of registration, entitling him to practice 
medicine and surgery or pharmacy, and upon duly recording the 
same in the office of the register of deeds in the province or provinces 
within which he may intend to practice, or in the city of Manila, he 
shall be entitled to practice medicine and surgery or pharmacy, as 
the case may be, in the Philippine Islands: Provided^ however^ That 
such school of medicine or pharmacy, as aforesaid, shall have been 
duly incorporated as a university, college, or school in accordance 
with Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-nine, entitled "An 
Act providing for the formation and oimnization of corporations, 
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thereof, declaring the rights and liabilities of shareholders and mem- 
bers, prescribing the conditions under which such corporations may 
transact business, and repealing certain articles of the Code of Com- 
merce and all laws or parts of laws in conflict or inconsistent with 
this Act," and shall also previous to the matriculation of said gradu- 
ate in such school of memcine or pharmacy, as the case may be, have 
been empowered in writing by the Secretary of Public Instruction, 
under such terms and conditions as he may prescribe, to grant diplo- 
mas and confer degrees in medicine and pharmacv pursuant to 
section one hundred and sixtv-eight of said Act Numbered Fourteen 
hundred and fifty-nine : And provided further^ That such school or 
schools shall, in the judgment of the board of control of the Philip- 
pine Medical School, have brought its instruction in medicine and 
surgery or pharmacy to the standards prescribed for obtaining the 
degree of Doctor of Medicine in said Philippine Medical School, or 
to the standards of instruction fixed by said board of control for 
granting the degree of Licentiate of Pharmacy, as the case may be : 
And provided further^ That the board of control of the Philippine 
Medical School shall have been permitted, directly or through its 
agents, to make such inspections of the curriculum, text-books, labo- 
ratory work, methods of instruction, and student work of any such 
school of medicine or pharmacy, and to exercise such general super- 
vision over the examinations given in such schools as to said board 
of control may seem necessary and proper to carry out the purposes 
of this Act. 

Sec. 2. Persons practicing medicine and surgery or pharmacy in 
the Philippine Islands under the terms of section one of this Act 
shall, in an other respects, be subject to the provisions and liable to 
the penalties prescribed in Acts Numbered Three hundred and ten 
and Five hundred and ninety-seven, respectively. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 18, 1907. 



[No. 1652.] 

AN ACT To amend Act Numbered Eigbty-three by enabling provincial boards 
to increase tbe amount of the cedula tax and apply the increased revenue to 
the construction, repair, and maintenance of roads and bridges, and amending 
sections one hundred and twenty-one and one hundred and forty-nine of Act 
Numbered Eleven hundred and eighty-nine to correspond. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commissions that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Eighty-three is hereby amended by add- 
ing thereto a new section to be numbered forty-nve and to read as 
follows : 

" Sec. 45. The provincial board of any province organized under 
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interests so require, may in any year provide by resolution that the 
cedula tax payable in said province for the following calendar year 
shall be two pesos. Such resolution, before the first Monday in Jan- 
uary of the calendar year for which it is made effective, shall be 
duly published in the manner prescribed for proclamations by section 
seventy-four of the Municipal Code, and a copy of such resolution 
shall be conspicuously posted in every municipal treasurer's office in 
the province and in each presidencia. The effect of such resolution 
shall be to increase the amount of the cedula tax from one peso to 
two pesos, and if such increased cedula tax is not paid on or before 
the last Saturday of April of said calendar year no certificate of 
registration shall be issued by the provincial treasurer or his author- 
ized deputies except upon the payment of the sum of four pasos 
therefor, and the resolution required by this section to be posted shall 
contain a statement to that effect. The cedula forms issued for the 
collection of the tax authorized in this section shall be similar to 
the cedula forms now issued for the collection of the regular cedula 
tax. In case the payment of the cedula tax is made, on or before the 
last Saturday of April of said calendar year, the cedula or certificate 
of registration shall have plainly printed thereon the words " Road 
and Bridge Fund, One Peso," and, in case such cedula tax is not 
paid until after the last Saturday of April of said calendar year, the 
cedula or certificate of registration shall have plainly printed thereon 
tht words " Road and Bridge Fund, Two Pesos." The Collector of 
Internal Revenue shall be the custodian of all such cedulas or cer- 
tificates of registration, and shall supply them to provincial treasur- 
ers for issue in the same manner as the regular cedulas are issued or 
sold under existing law. The Collector of Internal Revenue shall 
report to the Insular Auditor the total number and value of all the 
cedulas provided in this section received by him from the Bureau of 
Printing and issued by him to provincial treasurers. All residents 
of a province subject to the payment of a cedula tax wherein the 
increase herein provided is in effect shall pay the same within that 
province, and payment thereof in any province other than that of 
tjieir residence shall not exempt such residents from paying also in 
the province in which they reside the additional cedula tax for which 
provision maj be made by resolution of the provincial board in 
accordance with this section. All collections shall be made, and pay- 
ment thereof enforced, in the manner provided in Act Numbered 
Eleven hundred and eighty-nine, as amended, and under such rules 
and regulations as the Collector of Internal Revenue may prescribe. 
One-half of the total cedula tax collected under authority of a reso- 
lution of a provincial board adopted in accordance with thi§ section 
shall be disposed of as provided by existing law and the other half of 
the total tax so collected shall be deposited in the road and bridge 
fund of the province within which such collections are made and 
shall be used solely for the construction, maintenance, and repair of 
public highways and bridges. 

" Every provincial board availing itself of the authority conferred 
in this section shall transmit to the Executive Secretary, to the 
Insular Auditor, and to the Collector of Internal Revenue certified 
copies of the resolution of the provincial board imposing such 
increased cedula tax for the purposes aforesaid. The resolution of 
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ted as aforesaid not later than the first day of October immediately 
prenceding the first Monday in January of,, the calendar year for 
which the cedula tax therein provided for is made effective." 

Sec. 2. Section one hundred and twenty-one of Act Numbered 
Eleven hundred and eighty-nine is hereby amended by adding at 
the end thereof the following proviso : 

'^And provided further^ That in those provinces wherein the price 
of cedulas shall have been increased according to the provisions of 
the Provincial Government Act, as amended, such price shall be as 
fixed by the provincial board under the authority or the last-named 
Act." 

Sec. 3. Section one hundred and forty-nine of Act Numbered 
Eleven hundred and eighty-nine is hereby amended by adding at the 
end thereof the following proviso : 

''Provided^ That in those provinces wherein the price of cedulas 
shall have been increased according to the provisions of the Provincial 
Government Act, as amended, the additional amount collected by 
virtue thereof shall be applied to the purposes therein specified." 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 18, 1907. 



[No. 1653.] 

AN ACT To amend Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and eleven, entitled "Tlie 
Philippine Road Law," by enabling municipalities to avail themselves of its 
provisions in the absence of a provincial vote of acceptance and by enabling 
provinces and municipalities to avail themselves of Its provisions for a 
limited period of time. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section eighteen of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred 
and eleven, entitled " The Philippine Road Law," is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 18. This Act shall not take effect throughout any province 
until it has been accepted by the provincial board and by the munici- 
pal councils of a majority of the municipalities in the province, but 
upon the affirmative vote of the municipal council it may become 
effective in any municipality in a province where there has been no 
vote of acceptance. The vote of any province and its municipalities 
to make this Act effective throughout the province, or by any munici- 
pality to make it effective in such municipality, may be for a desig- 
nated period of time, which shall not be less than one year: Provided^ 
That m the Moro Province this Act shall become erfective when ac- 
cepted by the legislative council without submission to the vote of the 
presidents: And provided further^ That section sixteen shall be ap- 
plicable to all provinces of the Philippine Islands, irrespective of 
whether the other provisions of this Act are or are not extended 
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Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditedf in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 18, 1907. 



[No. 1654.] 

AN ACT To provide for the leasing of reclaimed land for commercial purposes, 
for the leasing of the foreshore and lands under water, and to regulate the 
construction of bridges over navigable waterways. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The control and disposition of the foreshore as defined 
in existing law, and the title to all Government or public lands made 
or reclaimed by the Government by dredging or filling or otherwise 
throughout the Philippine Islands, shall oe retained by the Govern- 
ment without prejudice to vested rights and without prejudice to 
rights conceded to the city of Manila m the " Luneta Extension." 

Sec. 2. {a) The Secretary of the Interior shall cause all Govern- 
ment or puolic lands made or reclaimed by the Government by dredg- 
ing or filling or otherwise to be divided into lots or blocks, with the 
necessary streets and alleyways located thereon, and shall cause plats 
and plans of such surveys to be prepared and filed in the Bureau of 
Lands. 

(6) Upon the completion of such plats and plans the Governor- 
General shall ffive notice to the public that such parts of the lands 
so made or reclaimed as are not needed for public purposes will be 
leased for commercial and business purposes, and upon receipt of an 
application or applications for a lease or leases, the Governor-General 
shall designate and specify certain portions or the land for such use, 
and shall give notice by public advertisement that such applications 
have been made and that the Government will lease lots or blocks, 
to be specified in said advertisement, for commercial and business 
purposes, such leases to run for a period of ninetjr-nine years at a 
rental of three per centum per annum of the appraised value of the 

Earcel of land leased, the appraisal to be made by the Director of 
.ands subject to approval by the Secretary of the Interior and con- 
ditioned that a new appraisal of said land so leased shall be made 
in the same manner ten vears from the date of the lease and every ten 
years thereafter, and tnat the rental after such appraisal shall be 
based upon the new appraised value at the same rate per centum per 
annum. 

(c) If after any reappraisal a tenant shall consider the new valu- 
ation to be excessive, he shall have the right, within three months, to 
appeal to the Court of First Instance of the district in which the land 
is situated, and the said court is hereby ffiven jurisdiction to determine 
the appraisal and fix a just valuation for the land for the period of 
ten years. Either party shall have the right to appeal from the Court 
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Provided^ however^ That the tenant shall pay rent on the basis of the 
reappraisal pending final determination of the matter by said Court 
of First Instance. Should the Court of First Instance determine to 
fix a valuation for the land lower than that fixed in the reappraisal 
the tenant shall be entitled to a refund of the excess rent paid by him 
on the basis of such reappraisal. 

{d) The lease of the said lands shall be executed by the Director 
of Lands and approved by the Secretary of the Interior, and shall 
specifically provide, among other things, that improvements thereon 
of a kind to be approved by the Consulting Architect, as provided 
in subsection (/) of this section, shall be commenced within twelve 
months of the date of the execution of the lease and shall be com- 
pleted within a time to be fixed in said lease, and that in case of fail- 
ure to make such improvements within the time prescribed by the 
lease or to comply with any or all of the terms and conditions or said 
lease the same shall thereupon be forfeited, and that all improvements 
made on the leased property shall vest in and become the property 
of the Government of the "Philippine Islands: Provided^ however^ 
That the Governor-General may, in his discretion, and upon such 
terms as he may prescribe, waive the forfeiture herein provided for, 
or extend the time within which said improvements shall be com- 
menced and completed. 

Every such lease shall also contain a provision for the payment 
of the tax or taxes levied on said land or improvements ana pro- 
viding that upon the failure of the lessee to pay any such tax or taxes 
or any part thereof the lease shall forthwith cease and determine. 

{e) The leases above provided for shall be disposed of to the 
highest and best bidder therefor, subject to such regulations and 
safeguards as the Governor-General may by executive order prescribe. 

(/) Plans for buildings or improvements shall be approved by the 
Consulting Architect, and no buildings or improvements shall be 
permitted until such approval has been obtained in writing. Such 
improvements shall also be subject to the ordinances of the proper 
municipality. In case of difference or dispute between the Consulting 
Architect and the lessee, final decision shall be made by the Governor- 
General. 

Sec. 3. {a) The original cost of the construction of streets, alley- 
ways, and curbing on such reclaimed lands shall be borne by the 
Insular Government. The cost of putting in sewers and water mains 
and keeping in repair the streets, alleyways, and curbing constructed- 
at the expense of the Insular Government shall be borne by the 
municipality in which such lands are situated, and it shall be the 
duty of such municipality to maintain and keep in repair streets, 
alleyways, and curbing constructed by the Insular Government as 
herein provided. 

(ft) Franchises for the use of said streets and alleyways on said 
lands for private or public purposes may be granted by the Insular 
Government or, subject to the approval of the Governor-General, by 
the municipality in which saia lands are situated. Franchises 
granted under this section for the construction and operation of 
street railways, electric light and power, and telephone lines shall 
be subject to the provisions of the law then in force governing all 
such franchises. 



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Sec. 4. All lands leased under the provisions of the foregoing sec- 
tions of this Act, and all improvements thereon, shall be subject to 
local taxation against the lessees, their heirs, executors, adminis- 
trators, successors, or assies, to the same extent as if such lessees, 
their heirs, executors, administrators, successors, or assigns, were the 
owners of both land and improvements. 

Sec. 5. Upon receipt of an application or applications for the lease 
of any portion of the foreshore or lands under water in the Philippine 
Islands for the purpose of erecting and maintaining wharves, docks, 
piers, marine railways, or other appropriate structures, and upon 
the recommendation of the Secretary or Commerce and Police, the 
Governor-General may designate and specify such portions or the 
foreshore or lands under water for such use, and shall give notice 
by public advertisement that such applications have been made and 
that the Government will lease such portion of the foreshore, to be 
specified in said advertisement, for wharves, docks, piers, marine rail- 
ways, or other appropriate structures for a term not to exceed ninety- 
nine years, with the right on the part of the lessee to erect and main- 
tain such wharves, docks, piers, marine railways, or other appropriate 
structures, or to make such other beneficial use of such leased fore- 
shore or lands under water as may be specified in the lease, subject, 
however, to all vested rights or easements of owners of lands adjacent 
to such foreshore or lands under water. 

Sec. 6. The lease mentioned in the section immediately preceding 
shall, among other things, contain the following provisions : 

(a) For the payment by the lessee, his heirs, executors, adminis- 
trators, successors, or assigns, of an annual rental, which shall be fixed 
at not less than one per centum of the appraised value of the improve- 
ments which the lessee, his heirs, executors, administrators, successors, 
or assigns, may be authorized to niake by the lease. Such appraisal 
shall be made in the same manner and subject to the same conditions 
as provided in this Act in the case of a lease by the Government of 
made or reclaimed lands. 

(6) That plans and specifications of all wharves or other marine 
structures authorized by the lease shall be subject to the approval of 
the Director of Navigation. 

(c) That on the termination of the lease or any extension thereof, 
all the improvements made by the lessee, his heirs, executors, admin- 
istrators, successors, or assigns, shall vest in and become the property 
of the Government of the Philippine Islands. 

(d) For the regulation by the Secretary of Conunerce and Police 
of all rates and fees charged to the public, and for the submission to 
him annually for approval of all tariffs of such rates and fees. 

(e) For the continuance of the easements of the coast police and 
other easements reserved in the Law of Waters now in force in the 
Philippine Islands. 

Sec. 7. Upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Commerce 
and Police and the approval of the Governor-General, every steam- 
ship companv granted a lease of the foreshore as hereinbefore pro- 
vided may, by proper condemnation proceedings, acquire, for the 
purpose of erecting wharves or other structures for the better han- 
dling of its steamship business, land not under water adjacent to the 
f ore^ore for which such company obtained a lease. 

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In order to secure the approval of the Governor-General, such 
steamship company shall file with the Secretary of Commerce and 
Police an application stating in detail the situation and extent of the 
land desirea, the nature ancTextent of the wharves or other structures 
to be erected on the land not under water adjacent to the foreshore, 
and the character of the business and use to which the applicant 
desires to put such land. 

Sec. 8. In order to encourage municipalities and provinces to con- 
struct wharves, piers, docks, and other structures for the convenience 
of shipping, the Insular Government, through the Bureau of Navi- 
gation, shall, without cost, provide such municipalities and provinces 
with plans and specifications for the construction thereof. 

Sec. 9. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sl:C. 10. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 18, 1907. 



[No. 1665.] 

AN ACT For preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated 
or mlsbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, 
and for regulating traflBc therein, and for other puri>08es, 

By authority of the United States^ he it encicted by the Philippine 
Commission J that: 

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture 
within the Philippine Islands any article of food or drug which is 
adulterated or misbranded, within the meaning of this Act ; and anv 
person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall, 
for each offense, be punished by a fine not to exceed one thousand 
pesos or by imprisonment for one year, or by both such fine and 
imprisonment in the discretion of the court, and for each subsequent 
offense he shall be punished by a fine of not less than two thousand 
pesos nor more than five thousand pesos, or hj imprisonment for one 
year, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the 
court. 

Sec. 2. The introduction into the Philippine Islands from the 
United States or from any foreign country, or the shipment to the 
United States or to any foreign country from the Philippine Islands, 
of any article of food or drugs which is adulterated or misbranded, 
within the meaning of this Act, is hereby prohibited ; and any person 
who shall ship or deliver for shipment from the Philippine Islands 
to the United States or to a foreign country, or who shall receive in 
the Philippine Islands from the United States or from any foreign 
country, and having so received, shall deliver, in original unbroken 
packages, for pay or otherwise, or offer to deliver to any other person, 
any such article so adulterated or misbranded within the meaning or 
this Act, or any person who shall sell or offer for sale in the Philip- 
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export or offer to export the same to the United States or to any for- 
eign country, shall be punished for the first offense by a fine not to 
exceed four hundred pesos, and for each subsequent offense he shall 
be punished by a fine not to exceed six hundred pesos, or by imprison- 
ment not to exceed one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment, 
in the discretion of the court: Provided^ That no article shall b^ 
deemed misbranded or adulterated within the provisions of this Act 
when intended for export to the United States or to any foreign 
country and prepared or packed according to the specifications or 
directions of the purchaser in the United States or m any foreign 
country when no substance is used in the preparation or packing 
thereof in conflict with the laws of the United States or of the forei^ 
country to which said article is intended to be shipped; but if said 
article shall be in fact sold or offered for sale for domestic use or 
consumption in the Philippine Islands, then this provisio shall not 
exempt said article from tne operation of any of the other provisions 
of this Act. 

Sec. 3. The Insular Collector of Customs, the Director of Health, 
and the Collector of Internal Revenue of the Philippine Islands 
shall make uniform rules and regulations, subject to the approval of 
the Secretary of the Interior of the Philippine Islands, for carrying 
out the provisions of this Act, including the collection and examina- 
tion of specimens of foods and dru^ manufactured or offered for 
sale in the Philippine Islands or which shall be received from the 
United States or from any foreign country, or intended for shipment 
to the United States or to any foreign country, or which may be sub- 
mitted for examination by the Director of Health for the Philippine 
slands. 

Sec. 4. The examinations of specimens of foods and drugs shall be 
made in the Bureau of Science, or under the direction and supervision 
of that Bureau, for the purpose of determining from such examina- 
tions whether such articles are adulterated or misbranded within the 
meaning of this Act ; and if it shall appear from any such examina- 
tion that any of such specimens is adulterated or misbranded within 
the meaning of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior of the Philip- 
pine Islands shall cause notice thereof to be given to the party from 
whom such sample was obtained. Any party so notified shall be given 
an opportunity to be heard, under such rules and regulations as may 
be prescribed as aforesaid, and if it appears that any of the provisions 
of this Act have been violated by such party, then the Secretary of the 
Interior of the Philippine Islands shall at once certify the facts to 
the Attorney-General of the Philippine Islands with a copy of the 
results of the analysis or a report of the examination of such article 
duty authenticated by the analyst or officer making such examination, 
unaer the oath of such officer. After judgment of the court, notice 
shall be given by publication in such manner as may be prescribed 
by the rules aiid regulations aforesaid. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Attorney-General of the Phil- 
ippine Islands, to whom the Secretary of the Interior of the Philip- 
pine Islands shall report any violation of this Act, or to whom the 
Director of Health shall present satisfactory evidence of any such 
violation, to cause appropriate proceeding to be commenced and 
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delay, for the enforcement of the penalties as in such case herein 
provided. 

Sec. 6. The term " drug/' as used in this Act, shall include all 
medicines and preparations recognized in the United States Phar- 
macopoeia or National Formulary for internal or external use, and 
any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used for the 
cure, miti^tion, or prevention of disease of either man or other 
animals. The term " food," as used herein, shall include all articles 
used for food, drink, coniectionery, or condiment by man or other 
animals, whether simple, mixed, or compounded. 

Sec. 7. For the purposes of this Act an article shall be deemed to 
be adulterated : 

In case of drugs : 

First. If, when a drug is sold under or by a name recognized in the 
United States Pharmacopoeia or National Formulary, it differs from 
the standard of strength, quality, or purity, as determined by the test 
laid down in the United States Pharmacopoeia or National Formu- 
lary, official at the time of investigation: Provided^ That no drug 
denned in the United States Pharmacopoeia or National Formulary 
shall Tt)e deemed to be adulterated under this provision if the standard 
of strength, quality, or purity be plainly stated upon the bottle, box, 
or other container thereof although the standard may differ from that 
determined by the test laid down in the United States Pharmacopoeia 
or National Formulary. 

Second. If its strength or purity fall below the professed standard 
or quality under which it is sold. 

In case of confectionery : 

If it contain terra alba, barytes, talc, chrome yellow, or other min- 
eral substance or poisonous color or flavor, or other ingredient dele- 
terious or detrimental to health, or any vinous, malt, or spirituous 
liquor or compound or narcotic drug. 

In the case of food : 

First. If any substance has been mixed and packed with it so as to 
reduce or lower or injuriously affect its quality or strength. 

Second. If any substance has been substituted wholly or in part for 
the article. 

Third. If any valuable constituent of the article has been wholly or 
in part abstracted. 

Fourth. If it be mixed, colored, powdered, coated, or stained in a 
manner whereby damage or inferiority is concealed. 

Fifth. If it contain any added poisonous or other added deleterious 
ingredient which may render such article injurious to health: Pro- 
vided, That when in the preparation of food products for shipment 
they are preserved by any external application applied in such manner 
that the preservative is necessarily removed mechanically, or by 
maceration in water, or otherwise, and directions for the removal of 
said preservative shall be printed on the covering or the package, the 
provisions of this Act shall be construed as applying only when said 
products are ready for consumption. 

Sixth. If it consists in whole or in part of a filthy, decomposed, or 
putrid animal or vegetable substance, or any portion of an animal 
unfit for food, whether manufactured or not, or if it is the product of 
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Sec. 8. The term *' misbranded," as used herein, shall apply to all 
drugs, or articles of food, or articles which enter into the composition 
of food, the package or label of which shall bear any statement, 
design, or device regarding such article, or the ingredients or sub- 
stances contained therein, which is false or misleading in any partic- 
ular, and to any food or drug product which is falsely branded as to 
the State, Territory, or country in which it is manufactured or pro- 
duced, i 

That for the purposes of this Act an article shall also be deemed to 
be misbranded : 

In case of drugs : 

First. If it be an imitation of or offered for sale under the name of 
another article. * 

Second, If the contents of the package as originally put up shall 
have been removed, in whole or in part, and other contents shall have 
been placed in such package,.or if the package fail to bear a statement 
on the label of the quantity or proporton of any alcohol, morphine, 
opium, cocaine, heroin, alpha or beta eucaine, chloroform, cannabis 
indica, chloral hydrate, or acetanilide, or any derivative or prepara- 
tion of any such substances contained therein. 

In the case of food : 

First. If it be an imitation of, or offered for sale under, the dis- 
tinctive name of another article. 

Second. If it be labeled or branded so as to deceive or mislead the 
purchaser, or purport to be a foreign product when not so, or if the 
contents of the package as originally put up shall have been removed 
in whole or in part and other contents shall have been placed in such 
package, or if it fail to bear a statement on the label of the quantity 
or proportion of any morphine, opium, cocaine, heroin, alpha or beta 
eucaine, chloroform, cannabis inaica, chloral hydrate, or acetanilide 
or any derivative or preparation of any of such substances contained 
therein. 

Third. If in packages form, and the contents are' stated in terms of 
weight or measure, they are not plainly and correctly stated on the 
outside of the package. 

Fourth. If the package containing it or its label shall bear any 
statement, design, or device regarding the ingredients or the sub- 
stances contained therein, which statement, design, or device is false 
or misleading in any particular: Provided^ That an article of food 
which does not contain any added poisonous or deleterious ingre- 
dients shall not be deemed to be adulterated or misbranded in the 
following cases : 

First. In the case of mixtures or compounds which may be now or 
from time to time hereafter known as articles of food, under their 
own distinctive names, and not an imitation of or offered for sale 
under the distinctive name of another article, if the name be accom- 
panied on the same label or brand with a statement of the place where 
said article has been manufactured or produced. 

Second. In the case of articles labeled, branded, or tagged so as to 
plainly indicate that they are compounds, imitations, or blends, and 
the word " compound," "imitation," or " blend," as the case may be, 
is plainly stated on the package in which it is offered for sale: Pro- 
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mixture of like substances, not excluding harmless coloring or flavor- 
ing ingredients used for the purpose of coloring and flavoring only : 
And provided further^ That nothing in this Act shall be construed as 
requiring or compelling proprietors or manufacturers of proprietary 
foods which contain no unwholesome added ingredient to disclose 
their trade formulas, except in so far as the provisions of this Act 
may require to secure freedom from adulteration or misbranding. 

Sec. 9. No dealer shall be prosecuted under the provisions of this 
Act when he can establish a guaranty signed by the wholesaler, job- 
ber, manufacturer, or other party residing in the Philippine Islands, 
from whom he purchases such articles, to the effect that the same is 
not adulterated or misbranded within the meaning of this Act, desig- 
nating it. * Said guaranty, to afford protection, shall contain the 
name and address of the party or parties making the saleiof such 
articles to such dealer, and in such case said party or parties shall be 
amenable to the prosecutions, fines, and other penalties which would 
attach, in due course, to the dealer under the provisions of this Act. 

Sec. 10. Any article of food, drug, or liquor that is adulterated or 
misbranded within the meaning of this Act, that, having been trans- 
ported, remains unloaded, unsold^ or in original unbroken packages, 
or if it be sold or offered tor sale m the Philippine Islands, or if it be 
imported from the United States or a foreign country for sale, or if 
it IS intended for export to the United States or to a jforeign country, 
shall be liable to be proceeded against in the Court of First Instance 
in the Philippine Islands of the judicial district within which the 
same is found, and shall be seized for confiscation and condemnation, 
and may be confiscated and condemned by said court in the proceed- 
ings so initiated. And if such article is condemned as being adul- 
terated or misbranded, or as of a poisonous or deleterious character, 
within the meaning of this Act, the same shall be disposed of by 
destruction or sale, as the said court may direct, and the proceeas 
thereof, if sold, less the legal costs and charges, shall be paid into the 
Treasury of the Philippine Islands, but such goods shall not be sold 
in any jurisdiction contrary to the provisions of this Act or to the 
laws of that jurisdiction : Provided^ however^ That upon the payment 
of the costs of the proceedings as provided in this section and the 
execution and delivery of a good and sufficient bond to the effect that 
such articles shall not be sold or otherwise disposed of contrary to the 
provisions of this Act or the laws of the United States, or of any 
State, Territory, District, or insular possession of the United States, 
the court may order direct that such articles be delivered to the owner 
thereof. The proceedings hereinbefore mentioned shall conform, as 
near as may be, to the proceedings in admiralty in the Courts of First 
Instance of the Philippine Islands, and all such proceedings shall be 
at the suit of and in the name of the United States. 

Sec. 11. The Insular Collector of Customs shall deliver to the 
Director of Health, upon his request from time to time, samples of 
food and drugs which are being imported into the Philippine Islands 
or offered for import, giving notice thereof to the owner or consignee, 
who may appear before the Secretary of the Interior of the Philip- 
pine Islands or any official designated by him and have the right to 
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samples that any article of food or drug offered to be imported into 
the Philippine Islands is adulterated or misbranded within the mean- 
ing of this Actj or is otherwise dangerous to the health of the people 
of the Philippine Islands, or is of a kind forbidden entry into^ or 
forbidden to be sold or restricted in sale in the country in which it is 
made or from which it is exported, or is otherwise falsely labeled in 
any respect, the said article shall be refused admission, and the Insu- 
lar Collector of Customs shall refuse delivery to the consi^ee and 
shall cause the destruction of any goods refused delivery which shall 
not be exported by the consignee within three months from the date 
of notice of such refusal under spch regulations as the Insular Col- 
lector of Customs may prescribe: Provided^ That the Insular Col- 
lector of Customs may aeliver to the consignee such goods pending 
examination and decision in the matter, on execution of a penal bond 
for the amount of the full invoice value of such goods, together with 
the duty thereon, and on refusal to return such goods for any cause 
to the custody of the Insular Collector of Customs, when demanded, 
for the purpose of excluding them from the country, or for any other 
purpose, said consignee shall forfeit the full amount of the bond: 
And provided further^ That all charges for storage, cartage, and 
labor on goods which are refused admission or delivery shall be paid 
by the owner or consignee, and in default of such payment shall 
constitute a lien against any future importation made by such owner 
or consignee. 

Sec. 12. The word " person " as used in this Act shall be construed 
to import both the plural and the singular, as the case demands, and 
shall include corporations, companies, societies, associations, and 
other commercial or legal entities. TVTien construing and enforcing 
the provisions of this Act, the act, omission, or failure of any officer, 
agent, or other person acting for or employed by any corporation, 
company, society, association, or other commercial or legal entity, 
within the scope of his employment or office, shall in every case be 
also deemed to be the act, omission, or failure of such corporation, 
company, society, association, or other commercial or legal entity, as 
well as that of the person. 

Sec. 13. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two or "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 14. This Act shall take effect on its passage: Provided^ That 
any article, the importation, offer, sale, transportation, or use of 
which is prohibited or restricted by this Act, which is in transit to 
the Philippine Islands at the time of the passage of this Act, shall 
not be subject to the fines, penalties, or forfeitures herein prescribed, 
but may, under rules and regulations to be prescribed by tne Insular 
Collector of Customs, and approved by the Secretary of Finance and 
Justice, be returned to the port from which it was shipped : Provided 
further^ That this privilege shall not be extended beyond a period of 
sixty days after the date of the passage of this Act. 

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RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE ENFORCEMENT 
OF THE PURE FOOD AND DRUGS ACT. 



GENERAL. 

Regulation 1. — Short title of the act. 

The act entitled "An Act for preventing the manufacture, sale, or 
transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or dele- 
terious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating traffic 
therein, and for 'Other purposes," enacted May 18, 1907, shall be 
known and referred to as " The Pure Food and Drugs Act." 

Regulation 2. — Original unbroken package. 

The term '' original unbroken package " as used in this act is the 
original package, carton, case, can, box, barrel, bottle, phial, or other 
receptacle put up by the manufacturer, to which the label is attached, 
or which may be suitable for the attachment of a label, making one 
complete package of the food or drug article. The original package 
contemplated includes both the w^holesale and the retail package. 

Regulation 3. — Collection of samples. 
(Section 2.) 

(a) WTienever a customs, health, or internal-revenue officer has 
cause for believing or suspecting that an article of food or drug 
which is being imported into, manufactured, or offered for sale in 
the Philippine Islands, or which is for the purpose of exportation 
from the Philippine Islands to the United States, or any foreign 
countrv, or which has been imported into the Philippine Islands 
from the United States, or any foreign country, a sample or specimen 
of the articles suspected as being adulterated or misbranded, except 
in the cases provided for in Regulations 17 to 20, will be seized from 
the owner thereof and a receipt given therefor, and such sample will 
be forwarded to the Director of Health through the Chief of the 
Bureau to which the seizing officer belongs with a full and complete 
statement of the case, giving name of the person from w^hom taken, 
quantity of same on hand, in which capacity the person from whom 
taken was acting — whether as an importer, a manufacturer of the 
article, or dealer therein, or a consumer thereof — and will furnish 
such other information as in the opinion of the customs, health, or 
internal-revenue officer will be of assistance in the proper administra- 
tion of the law. 

(i) Representative samples shall be taken, discretion being used 
as to the amount thereof; m general, one kilogram of bulk goods, or 
one liter of liquid goods being sufficient. Much smaller samples will 
serve in the case or drugs. In the case of bottled goods, one bottle 
will usually be found to be sufficient. 

{c) Sample of bulk goods will be immediately placed in tin boxes 
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{d^S In all cases where samples of goods are to be taken tih© owner 
will De ffiven such notice thereof as the circumstances of the case per- 
mit, ana wherever possible, samples shall be taken and sealed in his 
presence. Samples shall be taken and sealed in duplicate, one such 
sample to be transmitted as above stated to the Bureau of Health, and 
the other to be delivered to the importer or owner thereof, if he desire 
the same. 

In order properly to perform the duties set forth above, customs, 
health, and internal-revenue officers should give all publicity to the 
fact that they are charged with the duty of carrying out the provisions 
of The Pure Food and Drugs Act, and should invite complaints and 
reports from all persons in their respective districts regarding adul- 
teration or misbranding articles of food or drugs. 

Regulation 4. — Hearings, 
(Section 4.) 

{a) When the examination or analysis shows that the provisions 
of The Pure Food and Drugs Act have been violated, notice of that 
fact, together with a copy of the findings, shall be furnished to the 
party or parties from whom the sample was obtained or who executed 
the guaranty as provided in The Pure Food and Drugs Act, and a date 
.shall be fixed at which such partv or parties may be heard before the 
Secretary of the Interior, or other officer designated by him. The 
hearings shall be had at a place, to be designated by the Secretary of 
the Interior, most convenient for all parties concerned. These hear- 
ings shall be private and confined to questions of fact. The parties 
interested therein may appear in person or by attorney and may pro- 
pound proper interrogatories and submit oral or written evidence to 
show any fault or error in the findings of the analyst or examiner. 
The Secretary of the Interior may order a reexamination of the sample 
or have new samples drawn for lurther examination. 

(Z>) If the examination or analysis be found correct the Secretary 
of the Interior shall give notice to the Attorney-General of the 
Philippine Islands as prescribed. 

{e) Any customs, health, or internal-revenue officer who shall 
obtain satisfactory evidence of any violation of the Pure Food and 
Drugs Act, as provided in section 5 thereof, shall first submit the 
same to the Director of Health, through the Chief of his Bureau, in 
order that the former may cause notice to be given to the guarantor 
or to the party from whom the sample was obtained. 

Regulation 5. — Publication, 
(Section 4.) 

(a) When a judgment of the court shall have been rendered there 
may be a publication of the findings of the examiner or analyst, 
together with the findings of the court. 

(6) This publication may be made by means of circulars, notices, 
or bulletins, or the Official Gazette, as the Secretary of the Interior 
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(o) If an appeal be taken from the judgment of the court before 
such publication, notice of the appeal shaU accompany the publica- 
tion. 

Regulation 6. — Standards for drugs. 
(Section 7.) 

(a) A drug bearing a name recognized in the United States Phar- 
macopoeia or National Formulary, without any further statement 
respecting its character, shall be required to conform in strength, 
auality, and purity to the standards prescribed or indicated for a 
arug of the same name recognized in the United States Pharma- 
copoeia or National Formulary, official at the time. 

(6) A drug bearing a name recognized in the United States Phar- 
macopoeia or National Formulary, and branded to show a different 
standard of strength, qualitj^, or purity, shall not be regarded as 
adulterated if it conforms to its declared standard. 

Regulation 7. — Formulas — Proprietary fodds, 
(Section 8, second paragraph.) 

(a) Manufacturers of proprietary foods are only rec[uired to state 
upon the label the names ana percentages of the materials used, in so 
far as the Director of Health may find this to be necessary to secure 
freedom from adulteration and misbranding. 

(6) Factories in which proprietary foods are made shall be open at 
all reasonable times to the inspection provided for in Regulation 15. 

Regulation 8. — Forun of guaranty, 
(Section 9.) 

(a) No dealer in food or drug products will be liable to prosecu- 
tion if he can establish that the goods were sold under a guaranty by 
the wholesaler^ manufacturer, jobber, dealer, or other party residing 
in the PhUippme Islands from whom purchased. 

(6) A general guaranty may be filed with the Director of Health 
by the manufacturer or dealer and be given a serial number, which 
number shall app)ear on each and every package of goods sold under 
such guaranty with the words, " Guaranteed under The Pure Food 
and Drugs Act." 

(c) The following form of guaranty is suggested: 

I (we), the undersigned, do hereby guarantee that the articles of food or 
drugs manufactured, paciced, distributed, or sold by me (us) (specifying the 
same as fully as possible) are not adulterated or misbranded within the meaning 
of The Pure Food and Drugs Act 

(Signed in Ink) 

(Name of place of business of wholesaler, dealer, manufacturer, jobber, or other party.) 

(rf) If the guaranty be not filed with the Director of Health as 
above, it should identify and be attached to the bill of sale, invoice, 
bill or lading, or other schedule, giving the names and quantities of 
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ADULTERATION. 

Regulation 9. — Confectionet'y. 

(Section 7.) 

{a) Mineral substances of all kinds (except as provided in Regula- 
tion 14) are specifically forbidden in confectionery whether they be 
poisonous or not. 

(6) Only harmless colors or flavors shall be added to confectionery. 

{c) The term " narcotic drugs " includes all the drugs mentioned in 
section 8, The Pure Food and Drugs Act, relating to foods, their 
derivatives and preparations, and all other drugs of a narcotic nature. 

Regulation 10. — Substances mixed and packed with foods. 
(Section 7, under " Food.") 

No substances may be mixed or packed with a food product which 
will reduce or lower its quality or strength. Not excluded under this 
provision are substances properly used in the preparation of food 
products for clarification or refining, and eliminated in the further 
process of manufacture. 

Regulation 11. — Coloring^ powdering^ coating^ and staining. 
(Section 7, under " Food.") 

(a) Only harmless colors may be used in food products. 

(6) The reduction of a substance to a powder to conceal inferiority 
in character is prohibited. 

(<?) The term " powdered " means the application of any powdered 
substance to the exterior portion of articles of food, or the reduction 
of a substance to a powder. 

{d) The term " coated " means the application of any substance to 
the exterior portion of a food product. 

{e) The term " stain " includes any change produced by the addi- 
tion of any substance to the exterior portion of foods which in any 
way alters their natural tint. 

Regulation 12. — Natural poisonous or deleterious ingredients. 
(Section 7, paragraph 5, under ** Food.'*) 

Any food product which contains naturally a poisonous or dele- 
terious ingredient does not come within the provisions of The Pure 
Food and Drugs Act, except when the presence of such ingredient is 
due to filth, putrescence, or decomposition. 

Regulation 18. — External application of preservatives. 
(Section 7, paragraph 5, under "Food," proviso.) 

(a) Poisonous or deleterious preservatives shall be applied ex- 
ternally only, and they and the food products shall be of a character 
which shall not permit the permeation of any of the preservative to 
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(b) When these products are ready for consumption, if any por- 
tion of the added preservative shall have penetrated the food prod- 
uct, then the proviso of section 7, paragraph 5, under " Foods," 
shall not obtain, and such food products shall then be subject to the 
regulations for food products in general. 

(c) The preservative applied must be of such a character that, 
until removed, the food products are inedible. 

Regulation 14. — W holesomeness of colors and preservatives. 
(Section 7, paragraph 5» under "Food.") 

(a) Respecting the wholesomeness of colors, preservatives, and 
other substances which are added to foods, the Director of Health 
shall determine, from chemical or other examination, the names of 
those substances which are permitted or inhibited in food products; 
and such findings shall, wnen published, become a part of these 
regulations. 

(6) The Director of Health shall determine from time to time 
the principles which shall guide the use of colors, preservatives, and 
other substances added to foods, and the principles so established 
shall, when published, become a part of these regulations. 

Regulation 15. — Character of raw tnaterials, 
(Section 7, paragraph 1, under "Drugs;" paragi^aph (>, under "Foods/') 

(a) The Director of Health, when he deems it necessary, shall 
cause to be examined the raw materials used in the manufacture of 
food and dru^ products, and determine whether any filthy, decom- 
posed, or putrid substance is used in their preparation. 

(6) The Director of Health shall cause such examinations to be 
made as often as he may deem necessary. 

misbranding. 

Regulation 16. — Label. 

(Section a) 

{a) The term " label " applies to any printed, pictorial, or other 
matter upon or attached to any package of a food or drug product, 
or any container thereof. 
. (6) The principal label shall consist, first, of all words which The 
Pure Food and Drugs Act specifically requires, to wit : The name of 
the substance or product; the name of the place of manufacture in 
the case of food compounds or mixtures; the words which show that 
the articles are compounds, mixtures, or blends; the words "com- 
pound," " mixture," or " blend ;" or words designating the substances 
or their derivatives and proportions required to be named in the case 
of drugs and foods. All these required words shall appear upon the 
principal label with no intervening descriptive or explanatory read- 
ing matter. Second^ if the name of the manufacturer and place of 
manufacture are given, they shall also appear upon the principal 
label. Third, elsewhere upon the principal label other matter may 
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(<?) The principal label on food or drugs for domestic commerce 
shall be printed in English (except as provided in Regulation 18), 
with OD without the foreign label in the language of the country 
where the food or drug product is produced or manufactured. The 
size of type shall not be smaller than eight-point (brevier) capitals : 
Provided^ That in case the size of the package will not permit the 
use of eight-point capital type the size of the type may oe reduced 
proportionately. 

{d) The form, character, and appearance of the labels, except as 
provided above^ are left to the judgment of the manufacturer. 

{e) Descriptive matter upon the label shall be free from any state- 
ment, design^ or device regarding the article or ingredients or sub- 
stances contained therein, or quality thereof, or place of origin, which 
is false or misleading in any particular. 

(/) An article containing more than one food product or active 
medicinal agent is misbranded if named after a single constituent. 

In the case of drugs the nomenclature employed by the United 
States Pharmacopoeia and the National Formulary shall obtain. 

{g) The term " design " or " device " applies to pictorial matter 
of every description, and to abbreviations, characters, or signs for 
weights, measures, or names of substances. 

In every case where weights or measures are given for articles 
manufactured in the Philippine Islands, the same shall be expressed 
in the metric system. 

(A) The use of any false or misleading statement, desig^, or device 
shall not be justified by any statement given as the opinion of an 
expert or other person, appearing on any part of the label, nor by 
any descriptive matter explaining the use of the false or misleading 
statement, design, oj* device. 

{i) The regulation regarding the principal label will not be en- 
forced until January 1, 1908, in the case of labels printed and now on 
hand, whenever any statement therein contained which is contrary 
to The Pure Food and Drugs Act, as to character of contents, shall 
be corrected by a supplemental label, stamp, or paster. All other 
labels now printed and on hand may be used witnout change until 
January 1, 1908. 

Regulation 17. — Name and address of manufactitrer. 
(Section 8.) 

{a) The name of the manufacturer or producer, or the place where 
manufactured, except in case of mixtures and compounds having a 
distinctive name, need not be given upon the label, but if given, must 

be the true name and the true place. The words " packed for ," 

" distributed by ," or some equivalent phrase, shall be added to 

the label in case the name which appears upon the label is not that of 
the actual manufacturer or producer, or the name of the place not the 
actual place of manufacture or production. 

(6) When a person, firm, or corporation actually manufactures or 
produces an article of food or drug in two or more places, the actual 
place of manufacture or production of each particular package need 
not be stated on the label except whwi in the opinion of the Director 
of Health the mention of any such place, to the exclusion of the 
others, misleads the public. 

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Regulation 18. — Character of name, 
(Section 8.) 

(a) A simple or unmixed food or drug product not bearing a dis- 
tinctive name shall be designated by its common name in the English 
language, or, if a drug by any name recognized in the United States 
Pharmacopoeia or National Formulary. No further description of 
its components or qualities is required, except as to contents of alco- 
hol, morphine, etc. 

(6) The use of a geographical name shall not be permitted in con- 
nection with a food or drug product not manufactured or produced 
in that place, when such name indicates that the article was manufac- 
tured or produced in that place. 

{c) The use of a geographical name in connection with a food or 
drug product will not be deemed a misbranding when by reason of 
long usage it has come to represent a generic term and is used to indi- 
cate a style, tvpe, or brand; but in allsuch cases the State, Territory, 
country, or (dependency where any such article is manufactured or 
i)roduced shall be stated upon the principal label. 

{d) A foreign name which is recognized as distinctive of a product 
of a foreign country shall not be used upon an article of domestic 
origin except as an indication of the type or style of quality or manu- 
facture, and then only when so qualified that it can not be offered for 
sale under the name of a foreign article. 

{e) Where the only fault found with an importation is the failure 
properly to mark or brand the name of the place of origin as above 
req^uirea, such marks or brands may be added under customs super- 
vision at the expense of the importer, and when properly branded, 
goods may be delivered upon payment of such charges. In this case 
it is not necessary to send samples to the Director of Health. 

Regulation 19. — Dwtinctive name. 
(Section 8.) 

{a) A "distinctive name'' is a trade, arbitrary, or fancy name 
which clearly distinguishes a food product, mixture, or compound 
from any other food product, mixture, or compound. 

(6) A distinctive name shall not be one representing any single 
constituent of a mixture or compound. 

{c) A distinctive name shall not misrepresent any property or 
quality of a mixture or compound. 

{d) A distinctive name shall give no false indication of origin, 
character, or place of manufacture, nor lead the purchaser to sup- 
pose that it is any other food or drug product. 

Regulation 20, — Compounds^ imitations, or hl^nds without distinc- 
tive name, 

(Section 8.) 

{a) The term " blend " applies to a mixture of like substances, 
not excluding harmlei5s coloring or flavoring ingredients used for 
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(6) If any age is stated, it shall not be that of a single one of its 
constituents, but shall be the average of all constituents in their 
respective proportions. 

M Coloring and flavoring can not be used for increasing the 
weignt or bulk of a blend. 

(3) In order that colors or flavors may not increase the volume 
or weight of a blend, they are not to be used in quantities exceeding 
1 pound to 800 pounds of the blend. 

(e) A color or flavor can not be employed to imitate any natural 
product or any other product of recognized name and quality. 

(f) The term " imitation " applies to any mixture or compound 
which is a counterfeit or fraudulent simulation of any article of 
food or drug. 

Regulation 21. — Articles without a label, 
(Section 8, paragraph 1, tinder "Drugs;" paragraph 1, under "Foods.") 

It is prohibited to sell or offer for sale a food or drug product 
bearing no label upon the package or no descriptive matter what- 
ever connected with it, either by design, device, or otherwise, if 
said product be an imitation of or offered for sale under the name 
of another article. 

Regulation 22. — Proper branding not a complete guaranty. 

Packages which are correctly branded as to character of contents, 
place of manufacture, name of manufacturer, or otherwise, may be 
adulterated and hence not entitled to enter into, or to be sold, 
bartered, exchanged or given away in the Philippine Islands. 

Regulation 23. — Incompleteness of branding. 

A compound shall be deemed misbranded if the label be incom- 
plete as to the names of the required ingredients. A simple prod- 
uct does not reguire any further statement than the name or dis- 
tinctive name thereof, except as provided in Regulations 18 (a) 
and 27. 

Regulation 24. — Substitution, 
(Sections 7 and 8.) 

{a) When a substance of a recognized quality commonly used in 
the preparation of a food or drug product is replaced by another 
substance not injurious or deleterious to health, the name of the 
substituted substance shall appear upon the label. 

(6) When any substance which aoes not reduce, lower, or inju- 
riously affect its quality or strength is added to a food or drug 
f)roduct, other than that necessary to its manufacture or refining, the 
abel shall bear a statement to that effect. 

Regulation 25. — Waste materials, 
(Section 8.) 

When an article is made up of refuse materials, fragments, or 
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are derived, unless accompanied by a statement to that effect, shall 
be deemed a misbranding. Packages of such materials may be labeled 
" pieces," " stems," " trimmings," or with some similar appellation. 

Regulation 26. — Mixtures or compounds with distinctive names, 
(Section 8, first proviso under "Food," paragraph 1.) 

{a) The terms "mixtures" and "compounds" are interchange- 
able and indicate the results of putting together two or more food 
products. 

(6^ These mixtures or compounds shall not be imitations of other 
articles, whether simple, mixed, or compound, or offered for sale 
under the name of other articles. They shall bear a distinctive name 
and the name of the place where the mixture or compound has been 
manufactured or produced. 

(<?) If the name of the place be one which is found in different 
States, Territories, countries, or dependencies, the name of the State, 
Territory, country, or dependency, as well as the name of the place, 
must be stated. 

Regulation 27. — Substances named in drugs and foods. 
(Section 8, second under " Drugs; ** second under ** Food.**) 

(a) The term " alcohol " is defined to mean common or ethyl 
alcohol. No other kind of alcohol is permissible in the manufacture 
of drugs except as specified in the United States Pharmacopoeia or 
National Formulary. 

(6) The words "alcohol," "morphine," "opium," etc., and the 
quantities and proportions thereof, shall be printed in letters corre- 
sponding in size with those prescribed in Regulation 16, para- 
graph (c). 

(<?) A drug, or food product, except in respect of alcohol, is mis- 
branded in case it fails to bear a statement on the label of the quantity 
or proportion of any alcohol, morphine, opium, heroin, cocaine, alpha 
or beta eucaine, chloroform, cannabis indica, chloral hydrate, or ace- 
tanilide, or any derivative or preparation of any such substances con- 
tained therein. 

(d) A statement of the maximum quantity or proportion of any 
such substances present will meet the requirements: Provided^ That 
the maximum stated does not vary materially from the average 
quantity or proportion. 

{e) in case the actual quantity or proportion is stated it shall be 
the average quantity or proportion with the variations noted in 
Begulation 28. 

(/) The following are the principal derivatives and preparations 
made from the articles which are required to be named upon the label : 

Alcohol, ethyl (Cologne spirits, grain alcohol, rectified spirits, spirits, and spirits 
of wine) : 
Derivatives — 

Aldehyde, ether, ethyl acetate, ethyl nitrite, and paraldehyde. 
Preparations containing alcohol — 

Bitters, brandies, cordials, elixirs, essences, fiuid extracts, spirits, 
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Morphine, alkaloid: 
Derivatives — 

Apomorphine, dionine, peronine, morphine acetate, hydrochloride, sul- 
phate, and other salts of morphine. 
Preparations containing morphine or derivatives of morphine — 

Bougies, catarrh snuif, chlorodyne, compound powder of morphine, 
crayons, elixirs, granules, pills, solutions, sirups, suppositories, tab- 
lets, triturates, and troches. 
Opium, gum : 

Preparations of opium — 

Extracts, denarcotized opium, granulated opium, and powdered opium, 
bougies. Brown mixture, carminative mixtures, crayons, Dover's 
powder, elixirs, liniments, ointments, paregoric, pills, plasters, sirups, 
suppositories, tablets, tinctures, troches, vinegars, and wines. 
Derivatives — 

Codeine, alkaloid, hydrochloride, phosphate, sulphate, and other salts 

of codeine. 
Preparations containing codeine or its salts — 
Elixirs, pills, sirups, and tablets. 
Cocaine, alkaloid: 
Derivatives — 

Cocaine hydrochloride, oleate ,and other salts. 
Preparations containing cocaine or salts of cocaine — 

Coca leaves, catarrh powders, elixirs, extracts, infusion of coca, oint- 
ments, paste pencils, pills, solutions, sirups, tablets, tinctures, troches, 
and wines. 
Heroin : , 

Preparations containing heroin — 
Sirups, elixirs, pills, and tablets. 
Alpha and beta eucaine : 
Preparations — 

Mixtures, ointments, powders, and solutions. 
Chloroform : 

Preparations containing chloroform — 

Chloranodyne, elixirs, emulsions, linin>ents, mixtures, spirits, and 
sirups. 
Cannabis indica : 

Preparations of cannabis indica — 

Corn remedies, extracts, mixtures, pills, powders, tablets, and tinctures. 
Chloral hydrate (chloral, United States Pharmacopo&ia, 1890) : 
Derivatives — 

Chloral acetophenonoxim, ctUoral alcoholate, chloralamide, chloral- 
imide, chloral ortboform, chloralose, dormiol, hypnal, and uraline. 
Preparations containing chloral hydrate or Its derivatives — 

Chloral camphorate, elixirs, liniments, mixtures, ointments, supposi- 
tories, sirups, and tablets. 
Acetanilide ( antif ebrine, pbenylacetamlde) : 
Derivatives — 

Acetphenetidine, citrophen, diacetanilKle, lactophenln, methoxy- 
acetanillde, methylacetanlllde, para-lodoacetanlllde, and phenacetlne. 
Preparations containing acetanilide or derivatives — 

Analgesics, antineuralgics, antirheumatics, cachets, capsules, cold 
remedies, elixirs, granular effervescing salts, headache powders, 
mixtures, pain remedies, pills, and tablets. 

Regulation 28. — Statement of weight or measure, 
(Section 8, paragraph 3, under "Food.") 

(a) A statement of the weight or measure of the food contained 
in a package is not required. If any such statement is printed, it 
shall be a plain and correct statement of the average net weight 
or volume, either on or immediately above or below the principal 
label, and of the size of letters specified in Regulation 16. 

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packages is permissible, provided this variation is as often above as 
below the weight or volume stated. This variation shall be deter- 
mined by the inspector from the changes in the humidity of the 
atmosphere, from the exposure of the package to evaporation or 
to absorption of water, and to the reasonaole variations wliich attend 
the filling and weighing or measuring of a package. 

Regulation 29. — Method of stating qiuintity or proportion. 

(Section 8.) 

In the case of alcohol the expression " Quantity " or " proportion " 
shall mean the average percentage by volume in the finished prod- 
uct. In the case of the other ingredients required to be named 
upon the label, the expression " quantity " or " proportion " shall 
mean grains or minims per ounce or fluid oimce, and also, if desired^ 
the metric equivalents therefor, or milli^ams per gram or per 
cubic centimeter, or grams or cubic centimeters per kilogram or 

Eer liter; provided tnat these articles shall not oe deemed mis- 
randed if the maximum of quantity or proportion be stated, as 
required in Regulation 27 (d). 

EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF FOODS AND DRUGS. 

Regulation 30. — Preparation of food products for export. 

(Section 2.) 

(a) Food products intended for export may contain added sub- 
stances not permitted in foods intended for local consumption when 
the addition of such substance does not conflict with the laws of the 
countries to which the food products are to be exported and when 
such substances are added in accordance with the directions of the 
foreim purchaser or his agent. 

(6) The exporter is not required to furnish evidence that the 
goods have been prepared or packed in compliance with the laws 
of the f orei^ country to which said goods are intended to be shipped, 
but such shipment is made at his own risk. 

(c) Food products for export under this regulation shall be kept 
separate and labeled to indicate that thev are for export. 

(d) If the products are not exported tney shall not be allowed to be 
consumed locally. 

Regulation 31. — Imported food and drug products. 
(Section 11.) 

(a) Meat and meat food products Imported into the Philippine 
Islands shall be accompanied by a certificate of official inspection of a 
character to satisfvr the Director of Health that they are not danger- 
ous to health, and each package of such articles shall bear a label 
which shall identify it as covered by the certificate, which certificate 
shall accompany or be attached to the invoice on which entry is made. 

(6) The certificate shall set forth the official position of the in- 
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(c) Meat and meat food products as well as all other food and drug 
products of a kind forbidden entry into or forbidden to be sold or 
restricted in sale in the country in which made or from which ex- 
ported, will be refused admission. 

Regulation 32. — Denaturing, 
(Section 11.) 

Unless otherwise declared on the invoice or entry, all substances 
ordinarily used as food products will be treated as such. Shipments 
of substances ordinarily used as food products intended for technical 
purposes must be accompanied by a declaration stating that fact, and 
must be so denatured as to prevent their use as foods. 

Regulation 33. — Bondy imported foods and drugs. 
(Section 11.) 

(a) Unexamined packages of food and drug products may be 
delivered to the consignee prior to the completion of the examination 
to determine whether the same are adulterated or misbranded, upon 
the execution of a penal bond by the consignee in the sum of the 
invoice value of such goods with the duty added, for the return of the 
goods to customs custody. 

(b) In case the goods have already been delivered on ten days' 
penal bond for return of unexamined packages and it is desired to 
hold them for examination under The Pure Food and Drugs Act, 
demand must be made upon the importer for return within the ten 
days of the ori^al bond!, when a bond under section (a) above may 
be accepted in lieu of ^n actual physical return of the goods to cus- 
toms custody. 

(c) Where the importer does not desire to keep possession of the 
goods they will be stored in the warehouse of the custom-house, or 
in a public bonded warehouse at his expense for storage, cartage, and 
labor. 

(d) No delivery of imported food or dru^ suspected of being adul- 
terated or misbranded will be made until the question is finally 
settled as hereafter provided, nor shall final liquidation of the entry 
be made while such question is pending. 

Regulation 34. — Notifieation of violation of the law, 
(Section 11.) 

{a) If the sample on analysis or examination be found not to com- 
ply with the law, the importer shall be notified of the nature of the 
violation, the time and place at which final action will be taken upon 
the question of the exclusion of the shipment, and that he may be 
present, and submit evidence in connection therewith. 

Regulation 35. — Appeal to the Secretary of the Interior. 
(Section 11.) 

All applications for relief from decisions arising under the execu- 
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Bbgulation 36. — Shipment beyond the jurisdiction of the Philippine 

Islands, 

(Section 11.) 

The time allowed the importer for representations regarding ship- 
ment may be extended at his request to permit him to secure such 
evidence as he desires, provided that this extension of time does not 
entail any expense to the Bureau of Health. If at the expiration of 
this time, in view of the data secured in inspecting the sample and 
such evidence as may have been submitted by the manufacturers or 
importers, it appears that the shipment can not be legally imported 
into the Philippine Islands, the Director of Health shall request the 
Insular Collector of Customs to refuse to deliver the shipment in 
question to the consignee, and to require its reshipment as authorized 
by law. 

Reoflation 37. — Samples, 

The samples made necessary under The Pure Food and Drugs Act, 
and by these regulations, shall be furnished by the owner or tne im- 
porter thereof, at his expense. 

Regulation 38. — Inspection of samples. 

All articles of food and all food and drink sold or offered for sale, 
and all places for their preparation, manufacture, or sale, shall be at 
all times subject to inspection by the Director of Health or the Col- 
lector of Internal Revenue, or tneir duly authorized representative^?. 
Necessary samples of food or drink shall be furnished for examina- 
tion upon the written request of the Director of Health or the Col- 
lector of Internal Revenue, and no remuneration shall be charged or 
paid therefor. % 

Regulation 39. — Alteration and amendment of regulations. 

By and with approval of the Secretary of the Interior these regula- 
tions may be altered or amended at any time, without previous notice, 
with the concurrence of the Insular Collector of Customs, the Director 
of Health, and the Collector of Internal Revenue, or any two of them. 

H. B. McCoy, 
Acting Insular Collector of Customs, 
Victor G. Heiser, 

Director of Health. 
Jno. S. Hord, 
Colector of Internal Revenue, 

Approved, May, 23, 1907, 
Dean C. Worcester, 

Secretary of the Interior. 



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[No. 1666.] 

AN ACT Appropriating the sum of four hundred tliousand pe^os, in addition to 
the sum appropriated by Act Numl)ered Fifteen hundred and forty-seven, 
for the construction of the sewer and water-supply systems in the city of 
Manila. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. In addition to the sum heretofore appropriated by Act 
Numbered Fifteen himdred and forty-seven, there is hereby appro- 

Eriated, out of the funds realized from the sale of bonds authorized 
y Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and twentj-three, for the con- 
struction of the sewer and water-supply systems in the city of Manila, 
the sum of four hundred thousand pesos, to be expended by the 
department of sewer and waterworks construction, city of Manila, in 
meeting contract obligations for the balance of the fiscal year nineteen 
hundred and seven, subject to the provisions of Act Numbered Fifteen 
hundred and forty-seven. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take eflfect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 18, 1907. 



[No. 1657.] 

AJ<J ACT To amend section five of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and sixty 
so as to authorize the city of Manila to lease or sell for hotel purposes 
the tract of land on the Luneta extension described in said section, and 
providing the terms and conditions upon which bidding for the lease or pur- 
chase of said land may be made, the terms and conditions upon which it 
may be leased or sold, and for other purposes. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section five of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and 
sixty is hereby amended so as to read as follows: 

" Sec. 5. The city of Manila is hereby authorized to set aside a 
tract of the reclaimed land formed by the Luneta extension author- 
ized by this Act at the north end of said tract, not to exceed five 
hundred feet by six hundred feet in size, for a hotel site, and to 
lease the same, with the approval of the Governor-General, to a 
responsible person or corporation for a term of not to exceed ninety- 
nine j^ears. Such lease shall be made to the person or corporation 
who, in the opinion of the Municipal Board and the Governor- 
General, shall make the highest and best bid for the same. Should 
the Municipal Board of the city of Manila deem it advisable it is 
hereby authorized to advertise for sale and to sell said tract of land 
to the highest and best bidder therefor upon the following terms 
and conditions, which shall be set out in the deed conveying said 
tract to the successful bidder, to wit ; 



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"(1) That the grantee, his heirs, executors, administrators, suc- 
cessors, or assies, shall construct on said tract, in accordance with 
plans and specifications duly approved by the Consulting Architect, 
a first-class hotel, the reasonaole cost of which construction shall 
not be less than four hundred thousand pesos. The cost of the 
construction of the hotel shall be determined by the Auditor for 
the Philippine Islands after an examination of the construction 
accounts, Dooks, and vouchers of the grantee, his heirs, executors, 
administrators, successors, or assigns, and the decision and deter- 
mination of the Auditor in that behalf shall be final unless an 
appeal be taken to the Governor-Greneral from such decision and 
determination of the Auditor, in which case the decision and deter- 
mination of the Governor-General shall be final. 

"(2) That the actual construction of the said hotel building or 
buildings shall begin within six months after the city en^neer 
shall have certified to the grantee, his heirs, executors, administra- 
tors, successors, or assigns, that construction work on said tract 
may properly be commenced, and said hotel shall be fully completed 
according to said plans and specifications, and fully equipped and 
ready to operate as a first-class hotel in every respect within two 
3'ears after the issuance by the city engineer of his certificate that 
work may properly beffin on said tract: Provided^ however^ That 
should the grantee, his heirs, executors, administrators, successors, or 
assigns, be prevented from commencing or completing the construc- 
tion of said hotel as herein prescribed, by act of God, the public 
enemv, usurped or military power, martial law or riot, the time 
thereby lost in commencing the construction or in completing the hotel 
as herein prescribed shall be added to the time hereby allowed for 
commencing the work or for fully completing said hotel, as the case 
may be: And provided further^ That shoulcTthe hotel buildings or 
any of them be destroyed by fire or earthquake, the grantee, his heirs, 
executors, administrators, successors, or assigns, shall, within one year 
after such destruction shall have taken place, and in accordance with 
plans and specifications approved by the Consulting Architect, rebuild 
and restore the buildings so destroyed by fire or earthquake, and 
should the operation of the hotel be suspended by reason of the 
destruction oi its principal buildings, the grantee, his heirs, executors, 
administrators, successors, or assigns, shall resume the operation of 
said hotel within three months after ^the rebuilding or restoration 
of same. 

"(3) That the grantee, his heirs, executors, administrators, suc- 
cessors, or assigns, shall maintain and operate on said tract a first- 
class hotel, according to American standards, with such appur- 
tenances and conveniences as are usual in such first-class hotels, and 
that said tract shall be used for hotel purposes as herein prescribed, 
and shall not be devoted to any other purpose or object whatever. 

"(4) That should the grantee, his heirs, executors, administrators, 
successors, or assigns, fail, refuse, or neglect to comply with the first, 
second, and third terms and conditions hereinbefore set forth, or 
either of them, or should the grantee, his heirs, executors, adminis- 
trators, successors, or assigns, tail, refuse, or neglect, after said hotel 
shall have once been put in operation, to maintain and operate on 
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and in that case the title to said tract of land sold, conveyed, and 
transferred to the grantee shall revert to the city of Manila, and said 
city of Manila shall thereupon become entitled to the immediate 
possession of said tract of land: Provided, however^ That said title 
to said tract shall not revert to the city oi Manila, and said city of 
Manila shall not become entitled to the possession thereof when the 
grantee, his heirs, executors, administrators, successors, or assigns, 
are prevented from operating said hotel by reason of riot, martial 
law, usurped or military power, the public enemy, or act of God, 
but said grantee, his heirs, executors, administrators, successors, or 
assigns, shall immediately resume the operation of said hotel as soon 
as such extraordinary conditions shall have ceased." 

Sec. 2. In case sale of said land is made by the city of Manila, pay- 
ment therefor may be made in cash, or -part cash and part exchange 
of other lands in the city of Manila, or part cash and the balance, not 
exceeding seventy-five per centum of the purchase price, payable in 
three equal installments with interest at tne rate of six per centum 
per annum. The first installment shall be due and payable within 
three years after the transfer of the property, the second installment 
shall be due and payable within four years after such transfer, and 
the third installment shall be due and payable within five years after 
such transfer. Bids for the lease or purchase of said land must be 
accompanied by a certified check for two thousand pesos, drawn on a 
bank established in Manila, as a guaranty that should a bidder receive 
the award he will execute a contract or lease or purchase under the 
terms of the bid, and that he will execute an appropriate and accept- 
able bond in the sum of twenty thousand pesos for tne commencement 
of the construction of a hotel and its completion within the time 
prescribed by this Act. The right is reserved to the city of Manila 
to reject any and all bids and to waive any defects. The contract of 
lease, in case the successful bidder desires to lease, and the document 
of conveyance, in case the successful bidder desires to purchase, shall 
be approved by the Gk)vemor-General. 

Sec. 3. All buildings erected and improvements made on such land 
shall be security for deferred payment of the purchase price, and the 
city of Manila shall have a prior lien on said buildings and improve- 
ments for such deferred payments, with interest thereon. 

Sec. 4. No taxes on the tract oi land by this Act authorized to be 
sold shall be charged or collected from the grantee, his heirs, execu- 
tors, administrators, successors, or assigns, tor a period of ten years 
after the purchase of said land has been consummated. No taxes on 
any improvements made by the grantee, his heirs, executors, adminis- 
trators, successors, or assigTis, on said tract of land shall be charged 
or collected during the period prescribed by this Act for the cotnple- 
tion of the hotel buildings and structures. 

Sec. 5. The public go<S requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws/' passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 18, 1907. 



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[No. 1658.] 

AN ACT To provide for the granting of a franchise to (construct, maintain, and 
operate teleplione and telegraph systems, and to carry on other electrical 
transmission business in and between the provinces, cities, and municipalities 
of the Island of Luzon. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby ffranted, for a period of fifty years 
from and after the passage of tnis Act, upon the considerations and 
conditions herein contained to William H. Allen and J. H. Brown, 
and their successors or assigns, the right and privilege to construct, 
maintain, and operate in the Island of Luzon, and in and between 
the provinces, cities, and municipalities thereof, a telephone and 
telegraph system, to carry on the ousiness of transmitting messages 
and signals by means or electricity in and between said provinces, 
cities, and municipalities, and for the purpose of operating said tele- 
phone and telegraph systems and of transmitting messages and sig- 
nals by means of electricity to construct telephone and telegraph 
lines in and between said provinces, cities, and municipalities, to 
construct, maintain, and operate and use all apparatus, conduits, and 
appliances necessary for the electrical transmission oi messages and 
signals, to erect poles, string wires, build conduits, lay cables, and to 
construct, maintain, and use such other approved and generally 
accepted means of electrical conduction in, on, over, or under the 
public roads, highways, lands, bridges, streets, lanes, alleys, avenues, 
and sidewalks of saia provinces, cities, and municipalities as may be 
necessary and best adapted to the transmission of messages and sig- 
nals by means of electricity : Provided^ however^ That all poles erected 
and all conduits constructed or used by the grantees, their successors 
or assigns, shall be located in the places designated by provincial, 
city, or municipal authorities, as the case may he, and poles shall be 
straight and smooth and erected and painted in a good, substantial, 
and workmanlike manner to the satisiaction of such authorities, but 
it shall not be obligatory on the grantees, their successors or assigns, 
to paint poles except in cities and centers of population or munici- 
palities: And provided further^ That said poles shall be of such a 
height and the wires or conductors strung or used by said grantees 
shall be so placed and safeguarded as to prevent danger to life or 
property by reason of contact with electric light, power, or street- 
railway wires or conductors : And provided further, That upon rea- 
sonable notice and by resolution of the proper Insular, provincial, 
city, or municipal authorities, the grantees, their successors or assigns, 
may be required to relocate poles or remove or raise wires or other 
conductors so as to permit the passage of buildings or other struc- 
tures from one place to another, one-half the actual cost of such relo- 
cation of poles or raising or removal of wires or other conductors to 
be paid by the person at whose instance the building or structure is 
moved; and, at the expense of the grantees, their successors or 
assigns, to relocate conduits, poles, and wires and to raise or remove 
wires or other conductors, when the Insular, city, or any provincial 
or municipal government declares that the public interest so requires: 
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or municipal government requiring the ^antees, their successors or 
assigns, to relocate conduits, poles, or wires, or to raise or remove 
wires or other conductors, the said grantees, their successors or 
assigns, shall have the right of appeal to the Governor-General, whose 
decision in the matter shall be final and conclusive. 

Should the grantees, their successors or assigns, fail, refuse, or 
neglect within a reasonable time to relocate their poles, conduits, 
or wires or other conductors, or to raise their wires or other con- 
ductors when so directed by the proper Insular, provincial, city, or 
municipal authorities, then said authorities may relocate said poles, 
conduits, or wires or other conductors or raise said wires or other 
conductors at the expense of the grantees, their successors or assigns : 
And provided further^ That the installation of all instruments, the 
inside wiring, and all outside construction work shall be done in 
accordance with the rules, regulations, or ordinances covering elec- 
trical work adopted by Insular, provincial, city, or municipal author- 
ities: And provided further^ That whenever twenty-five or more pairs 
of open wires or other conductors are carried on one line of poles in 
a city or municipal center, said wires or conductors shall be placed in 
one cable ; and that whenever more than one himdred pairs of wires 
or other conductors in cables are carried on one line of 'poles, said 
cables shall be placed underground : And provided further^ That the 
^antees, their successors or assies, under this franchise, shall install 
m the city of Manila, within eighteen months from the date of the 
passage of this Act, undergroimd conduit equivalent to at least one 
nundred and twenty thousand feet of single conduit: And provided 
further^ That the poles erected, wires and cables strung, or conduits 
laid by virtue of this franchise shall be so placed as not to impair the 
efficient and effective transmission of messages or signals under the 
franchise granted to the Philippine Islands Telephone and Telegraph 
Company, or to impair the eflScient and effective transmission of 
messages or signals of any other company whose poles are erected, 
whose wires and cables are strung, or whose conduits are actually 
laid at the time that poles are to be erected, wires and cables are to 
be strung, or conduits are to be laid under and by virtue of this 
franchise. 

Sec. 2. For the purpose of erecting and maintaining poles or other 
supports for said wires or other conductors or for the purpose of 
laying and maintaining underground said wires, cables, or other 
conductors, it shall be lawful tor the grantees, their successors or 
assigns, under such regulations and orders as may be prescribed by 
Insular, provincial, city, or municipal authorities, to make excava- 
tions and lay conduits in any of the public places, lands, roads, 
highways, streets, lanes, alleys, avenues, bridges, or sidewalks in 
or between the said provinces, cities, or municipalities: Provided^ 
however. That any public place, road, highway, street, lane, alley, 
avenue, oridge, or sidewalk disturbed, altered, or changed by reason 
of the erection of poles or other supports or the laying underground 
of wires or other conductors or of conduits, shall, wherever disturbed, 
altered, or changed, be repaired and replaced in a good, substantial, 
and workmanlike manner oy said grantees, their successors or assi^.is, 
to the satisfaction of the Insular, provincial, city, or municipal 
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or assigns, after reasonable written notice from said authorities, fail, 
refuse, or neglect to repair and replace in a good, substantial, and 
workmanlike manner to the satisfaction of said Insular, provincial, 
city, or municipal authorities any part of a public place, road, high- 
way, street, lane, alley, avenue, bridge, or'isidewalk altered, changed, 
or disturbed by said grantees their successors or assigns, then the 
Insular, provincial, city, or municipal authorities, as the case may 
be, shall have the right to have the same properly repaired and placed 
in good order and condition at the cost and expense of the grantees, 
their successors or assigns. 

Sec. 3. All telegraph and telephcile lines and systems for the 
transmission of messages and signals by means of electricity owned, 
maintained, or operated by the grantees, their successors or assigns, 
shall be maintained and operated at all times in a complete, modern, 
first-class style as understood in the United States, and it shall be 
the further duty of said grantees, their successors or assigns, to 
modify, improve, and change such telephone and telegraph system, 
or systems, for the transmission of messages by means of electricity, 
in such manner and to such extent as the progress of science and 
improvements in the method of transmission of messages and signals 
by means 'of electricity may make reasonable and proper. 

Sec. 4. The grantees, their successors or assigns, shall keep a sepa- 
rate account of the gross receipts of the telephone, telegraph, and 
electrical-transmission business transacted by them in tne city of 
Manila and in each of the municipalities oi the various provinces 
and shall furnish to the Insular Auditor and the Insular Treasurer 
a copy of such account not later than the thirty-first dav of July of 
each vear for the twelve months preceding the first day of July. 
For the purpose of auditing the accounts so rendered to the Insular 
Auditor and Insular Treasurer, all of the books and accounts of the 
grantees, their successors or assigns, shall be subject to the official 
inspection of the Insular Auditor, or his authorized representatives, 
ana in the absence of fraud or mistake the audit and approval by the 
Insular Auditor of the accounts so rendered to him and to the Insular 
Treasurer shall be final and conclusive evidence as to the amount of 
said gross receipts. 

Sec. 5. The grantees, their successors or assigns, shall be liable to 
pay the same taxes on their real estate, buildings, and personal prop- 
erty exclusive of the franchise as other persons or corporations are 
now or hereafter may be required by law to pay. The grantees, their 
successors or assigns, shall turther pay to the Insular Treasurer each 
year, within ten days after the audit and approval of the accounts as 
prescribed in section four of this Act, two per centum of all gross 
I'eceipts of the telephone, telegraph, or other electrical transmission 
business transacted under this franchise by the grantees, their suc- 
cessors or assigns, and the said percentage shall be in lieu of all taxes 
on tilie franchise or earnings thereof. 

Sec. 6. As a guaranty that the franchise has been accepted in good 
faith and that within eighteen months from the date of the passage 
of this Act, the grantees, or their successors or assigns, will have con- 
structed, or reinforced concrete or other material approved by the 
Director of Public Works, a main central building m the city of 
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shall cost not less than eighty thousana pesos, and the structure itself 
not less than sixty thousand pesos; that thev will have placed under- 
ground conduit equivalent to one hundrea thousand feet of single 
conduit: that they will begin the business of transmitting messages 
by telephone and will be fully equipped and ready to operate accord- 
ing to the terms of this franchise one thousand telephones in the city 
of Manila, the said grantees shall deposit at the time of such accept- 
ance, with the Insular Treasurer, fifty thousand pesos or negotiable 
bonds of the United States or other securities, approved by the 
Governor-General, of the face value of fiftj thousand pesos: Pro- 
vided^ however^ That if the deposit is made in money the same shall 
be deposited at interest in some interest-paying bank approved bv 
the Governor-General and all interest accruing and due on sucn 
deposit shall be collected by the Insular Treasurer and paid to the 
grantees, their successors or assigns, on demand: And provided 
further. That if the deposit made with the Insular Treasurer be 
negotiable bonds of the United States or other interest-bearing se- 
curities approved by the Governor-General, the interest on such bonds 
or securities shall be collected by the Insular Treasurer and paid 
over to said grantees, their successors or assigns, on demand. Should 
the said grantees, their successors or assigns, for any cause other 
than the act of God, the public enemy, usurped or military power, 
martial law, riot, civil commotion, or inevitable cause, fail, refuse, or 
neglect to construct the building or lay the conduit prescribed by this 
Act within eighteen months after its passage, or fail, refuse, or neg- 
lect to begin within eighteen months from the date of the passage of 
this Act the business of transmitting messages by telephone, or fail, 
refuse, or neglect to be fully equipped and readv to operate within 
eighteen months from the date of the passage of this Act one thou- 
sand telephones in the city of Manila according to the terms of this 
franchise, then the deposit prescribed by this section to be made with 
the Insular Treasurer, whether in money, bonds, or other securities, 
shall become the property of the Insular Government as liquidated 
damages caused to such Government by such failure, refusal, or 
neglect, and thereafter no interest on said bonds or other securities 
deposited shall be paid to the grantees, their successors or assigns: 
Provided^ That a reasonable extension of time, for proper cause 
shown, mav be granted by the Governor-General for the completion 
of the work. 

Should the said grantees, their successors or assigns, construct the 
building and lay the conduit as prescribed by this Act and begin the 
business of transmitting messages bv telephone and be ready to oper- 
ate according to the terms of this franchise one thousand telephones 
in the city of Manila within eighteen months from the date of the 
passage oi this Act, then and in that event the deposit prescribed by 
this section shall be returned by the Insular Government to the 
grantees, their successors or assigns. 

Sec. 7. The books and accounts of the grantees, their successors or 
.assigns, shall be subject to oiRcial inspection at any and all times by 
the Insular Auditor or his authorized representatives. 

Sec. 8. The rights herein granted shall not be exclusive, and the 
right and power to grant to any corporation, association, or person 
other than the grantees franchises for the telephonic, telegraphic, or 

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electrical transmission of messages or signals shall not be impaired 
or affected by the granting of this franchise: Provided^ That the 
poles erected, wires strung, or conduits laid by virtue of any franchise 
lor telephone, telegraph, or other electrical transmission of messages 
and signals granted subsequent to this Act shall be so placed as not 
to impair the efficient and effective transmission of messages or sig- 
nals under this franchise hy means of poles erected, wires strung, or 
conduits actually laid and in existence at the time of the granting of 
said subsequent franchise: And provided further^ That the grantees 
of this franchise may be reouired by the Governor-General to remove, 
relocate, or replace their poles, wires, or conduits, but in such case the 
reasonable cost of the removal, relocation, or replacement shall be 
paid by the grantees of the subsequent franchise or their successors or 
assigns to the grantees of this franchise or their successors or assigns. 

Sec. 9. The grantees of this franchise, their successors or assigns, 
shall hold the Insular, provincial, city, and municipal governments 
harmless from all claims, accounts, demands, or actions arising out 
of accidents or injuries, whether to property or to persons, caused by 
the construction or operation of the telephone, telegraph, or other 
electrical-transmission system of the said grantees their successors or 
assigns. 

Sec. 10. The city of Manila, and the municipalities in which the 
grantees, their successprs or assigns, may establish telephone, tele- 
gjraph, or any other system of electrical transmission of messages and 
signals shall have the privilege of using, without compensation, the 
poles of the grantees, their successors or assigns, for the purpose of 
installing, maintaining, and operating a fire and police telegraph or 
telephone alarm system, but the wires of sudi telegraph or telephone, 
fire, and police alarm shall be so placed, strung, stretched, and insu- 
lated as not to interfere with the efficient transmission of messages and 
signals by the grantees, their successors or assigns. In consideration 
of the city of Manila permitting drainage into the new sewers of the 
city from the ducts of the grantees, their successors or assigns, and in 
consideration of the said city permitting the grantees, their successors 
or assigns, to hang their wires and cables on its poles, the said grantees, 
their successors or assigns, shall give to the city iree of charge the 
exclusive use of one duct throughout its underground conduits for its 
fire and police alarm wires: Provided^ however^ That any drainage 
from the ducts into the sewers shall be under reasonable rules and 
regulations prescribed by the Municipal Board of Manila, and in case 
permission to drain from the ducts into the sewers is not granted to 
the grantees of this franchise, or their successors or assigns, before 
construction work is commenced, then no free use of the duct shall be 
required as aforesaid: And provided further^ That in case the gran- 
tees, their successors or assigns, shall hang their wires and cables on 
the poles of the said city oi Manila, they shall be so placed, strung, 
stretched, and insulated as not to interfere with the efficient transmis- 
sion of fire and police alarm messages and signals by the city of 
Manila, and the placing, stringing, stretching, and insulating o{ the 
wires and cables of the grantees, their successors and assigns, on poles 
of the city of Manila shall be done in accordance with regulations 
prescribed bv the city of Manila. 

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shall file with the Secretary of Commerce and Police their written ac- 
ceptance of the franchise granted by this Act and of all the terms and 
conditions thereof, and tEe grantees shall begin the construction of 
their telephone system in the city of Manila within eight months from 
the date of such acceptance and shall begin the business of transmitting 
messages by telephone and be fully ecjuipped and ready to operate at 
least one thousand telephones in said city within eighteen months 
from the date of the passage of this Act unless prevented by act of 
God, the public enemy, usurped or military power, martial law, riot, 
civil commotion, or inevitable cause. 

The failure, refusal, or neglect to comply with any of the terms 
and conditions required of the grantees, their successors or assigns, 
by this Act shall subject the franchise to forfeiture unless such 
failure, refusal, or neglect was directly and primarily caused by 
act of God, the public enemy, usurped or military power, martial 
law, riot, civil commotion, or inevitable cause. The time during 
which the grantees are prevented from carrying out the terms and 
conditions of this franchise by any of the causes cited herein shall be 
added to the time allowed by this franchise for compliance with its 
provisions. 

Sec. 12. The rates to be charged by the grantees, their successors 
or assigns, shall not exceed the following : 

(a) Subscribers for telephones other than residence telephones, 
having an individual and metallic circuit, with unlimited exchange 
switching, shall pay monthly in advance a flat rate not to exceed ten 
pesos; 

(&) Subscribers 'having residence telephones on an individual and 
metallic circuit, and unlimited exchange switching, shall pay monthly 
in advance a flat rate of not to exceed nve pesos; 

(c) Subscribers for telephones, residence or otherwise, having a 
party wire, with not exceeding two subscribers on the same line, and 
unlimited exchange switching, shall each pay monthly in advance a 
flat rate of not to exceed sixty-five per centum of the rate charged 
subscribers for residence or other telephones, respectively, havmg 
individual and metallic circuits. 

These rates shall apply within the corporate limits of the city of 
Manila. No subscribers for telephones authorized by this Act shall 
be obliged to purchase instruments or to make any deposit whatever 
for telephone installation. 

Sec. 13. The right is hereby reserved to the Government of the 
Philippine Islands to regulate the rates to be charged by the grantees, 
their successors or assigns, but any rates which may hereafter be fixed 
shall be sufficient to yield a reasonable return to the grantees, their 
successors or assigns, upon the capital invested after making due 
allowance for the maintenance, operation, and other necessary ex- 
penses. 

Sec. 14. The grantees may transfer, sell, or assign this franchise 
to the Automatic Telephone Construction Company, formed and 
organized under the laws of the State of California, and such com- 
pany shall have the right to buy and to own said franchise, but the 
grantees shall not transfer, sell, or assign this franchise to any other 
person, firm, company, corporation, or other commercial or legal 
entity without the written approval of the Gtovemor-General first 

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had. Any corporation to which this franchise is sold, transferred, 
or assigned shall be subject to the corporation laws of the Philippine 
Islands, now existing or hereafter enacted, and any person, firm, com- 
pany, corj)oration, or other commercial or legal entity to which this 
franchise is sold, transferred, or assigned shall be subject to all the 
conditions, terms, restrictions, and limitations of this franchise as 
fully and completely and to the same extent as if the franchise had 
been originally granted to said persons, firm, company, corporation, 
or other commercial or legal entity. 

Unless otherwise authorized by the Governor-General, the person, 
firm, company, corporation, or other commercial or legal entity to 
which this franchise may be transferred, sold, or assigned shall oper- 
ate the automatic telephone system in the city of Manila during the 
life and under the terms of this franchise, and the property of the 
person, firm, company, corporation, or other commercial or legal 
entity concerned snail be security for the carrying out of the terms 
of this section and of this franchise; and for the failure to operate 
the automatic telephone system in the city of Manila in accordance 
with the terms of this franchise, and for the period for which this 
franchise is granted, all property of the grantees, or their successors 
or assigns, in the city oi Manila shall become the property of the 
Government of the Philippine Islands as liquidated dumages. 

Sec. 15. No private property shall be taken for any purpose under 
this franchise without just compensation paid or tenoered therefor, 
and any authority to take and occupy land shall not authorize the 
taking, use, or occupation of any land except such as is required for 
the actual necessary purposes for which the franchise is granted. All 
lands or rights of use and occupation of lands granted to the grantees, 
their successors or assigns, shall, upon the termination of this fran- 
chise or upon its revocation or repeal, revert to the Insular Govern- 
ment or the provincial or municipal government to which such lands 
or the right to use and occupy them belonged at the time the grant 
thereof or the right to use or occupy the same was conceded to the 
grantees, their successors or assigns. The grantees, their successors 
or assigns, shall hot issue stock or bonds except in exchange for actual 
cash or for property at a fair valuation equal to the par value of the 
stocks or bonds issued, and said grantees, their successors or assigns, 
shall not declare any stock or bond dividend. The grantees, their 
successors or assigns, shall not use, employ, or contract for the labor 
of persons claimed or alleged to be held in inyoluntary servitude. 
This franchise is granted subject to amendment, alteration, or repeal 
by the Congress or the United States. 

Sec. 16. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeaited in accordance with 
section two or "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 17. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 18, 1907. 



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[No. 1659.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and flfty-nlne, entitled " The 
Corporation Law," as amended, by exempting certain corporations operating 
under special franchises granted by the Philippine Commission from com- 
pliance with the provisions of certain sections of said law. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Any corporation operating at the time of the passage of 
this Act under a special franchise granted by the Philippjine Commis- 
sion is hereby exempted from compliance with the provisions of sec- 
tions sixty-eight, sixty-nine, seventy, and seventy-one of the Corpora- 
tion Law : Provided^ however^ That the corporation so exempted shall 
be obliged to name an agent residing in the Philippine Islands 
authorized by the corporation to accept service of summons and proc- 
ess in all legal proceedings against the corporation and of all notices 
affecting the corporation and shall file its designation of such agent 
in the Division oi Archives, Patents, Copyrights, and Trade-Marks of 
the Executive Bureau, together with a duly authenticated copy of its 
articles of incorporation, and pay a fee of fifty pesos for tne filing 
of said designation and copy of articles of incorporation, on or before 
the first day of August, nineteen hundred and seven: And provided 
further^ That any corporation by this section exempted from compli- 
ance witih sections sixty -eiffht, sixty-nine, seventy, and seventy-one of 
the Corporation Law, as above provided, shall file with the Division 
of Archives, Patents, Copyrights, and Trade-Marks of the Executive 
Bureau a statement of the amount of stocks and bonds actually issued 
and the cash or property consideration for such issue of stocks or 
bonds. In case stocks or bonds were issued in consideration of prop- 
erty transferred or conveyed to such corporation, then such state- 
ment shall contain a declaration of the fair valuation of such prop- 
erty: And provided further^ That all other sections of the Corpora- 
tion Law which are applicable to foreign corporations or to corpora- 
tions not formed or organized under the laws of the Philippine 
Islands shall be applicable to corporations exempted by this section 
from compliance with the provisions of sections sixty-eight, sixty- 
nine, seventv, and seventy-one of the said Corporation Law. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 18, 1907. 

[No. 1660.] 

AN ACT Malting additional appropriations for sundry expenses of the Insular 
Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 
Heven, and other periods. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine ^ 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The following sums, or so much thereof as may be 
respectively necessary, are hereby appropriated, out of any funds in 

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the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in part compensa- 
tion for the service of the Insular Government for the fiscal year 
ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred aiid seven, and thereafter 
until expended, unless otherwise stated : 

EXECUTIVE. 

The unexpended balance of funds heretofore appropriated under 
this head is hereby made available for payment to Jackson A. Due, 
private secretary to Governor-General ide, of salary and traveling 
expenses while engaged in preparing the report of the Philippine 
Commission for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and six, to the Sec- 
retary of War, while en route to the United States, as authorized by a 
resolution of the Commission dated September seventeenth, nineteen 
hundred and six, six hundred and sixty-three pesos and sixty- four 
centavos. 

PHIUPPINB COMMISSION. 

The unexpended balance of funds heretofore appropriated under 
this head is hereby made available for the payment of expenses inci- 
dent to the work of compilation and codification of the laws of the 
Philippine Islands, as contemplated by a resolution of the Commis- 
sion dated May ninth, nineteen hundred and seven ; and the resolution 
of the Commission dated April twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and 
seven, postponing the leave of absence of Charles H. I^obingier, judge 
of First Instance, on account of his appointment on the said commit- 
tee, is hereby confirmed. 

JUDICIABY. 

Judiciary : 

Supreme Court: 

One employee, at three thousand six hundred pesos per annum, 
and one employee, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum, from 
February first, nineteen hundred and seven. 

Courts of First Instance, Third District : 

One employee, at three hundred pesos per annum, from July first, 
nineteen hundred and six. 

Courts of First Instance, Eighth District : 

One deputy clerk, Albay, at seven hundred and twenty pesos per 
annum, from January first, nineteen hundred and seven. 

For the payment of ten pesos to Doctor C. Sorrarain for services 
rendered in making a medical examination in a criminal case by 
order of the Court of First Instance of the First Judicial District"; 
for the payment of reasonable charges authorized by the Attorney- 
Gjjeneral for chemical or medical examinations when in his opinion 
tne provisions of section fifteen of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred 
and eighty-seven are insufficient to secure the proper administration 
of justice or for other technical or professional services necessarily 
incident to criminal proceedings conducted in the Courts of First 
Instance or of justices of the peace; and for expenditure under the 
provisions of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and twenty-seven; 
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Supreme Court library: From the unexpended balance of funds 
heretofore appropriated for the Bureau of Justice there is hereby 
made available the sum of five thousand pesos for the purchase of 
books for the library of the Supreme Court, subject to tne direction 
of the Chief Justice, said funds to continue to be available until 
expended in accordance with the terms of the resolution of the Com- 
mission dated January eleventh, nineteen hundred and seven. The 
proceeds of fees collected from applicants for admission to the bar 
since July first, nineteen hundred and seven, and hereafter until 
otherwise provided by law, shall be deposited to the credit of this 
appropriation. Expenses incident to the examination of applicants 
for admission to the bar which are lawful charges against the Insular 
Government and not otherwise provided for shall be paid from this 
appropriation upon approval by the Chief Justice. 

EXEOUTIYE BUREAU. 

Executive Bureau: The unexpended balance of funds heretofore 
appropriated under this head is hereby made available for the pay- 
ment of the following salaries : Chief of the translating division, at 
seven thousand pesos per annum, from April first, nineteen hundred 
and seven, in lieu of chief of division, class three;, chief of law divi- 
sion, at six thousand pesos per annum, chief of administration 
division, class three, and assistant chief of said division, class four, 
from January first, nineteen hundred and seven, in lieu of chief clerk, 
at five thousand five hundred pesos per annum, law clerkj at four 
thousand five hundred pesos per annum, and chief of division, class 
four; two clerks, class seven, from January first, nineteen himdred 
and s6ven, in lieu of two clerks, class eight ; two clerks, class seven, 
and two clerks, class nine, from January eleventh, nineteen hundred 
and seven; one clerk. Class B, from May seventh, nineteen hundred 
•and seven; for the payment to David Lewis Cobb of three hundred 
and forty-six pesos for services rendered by him in compiling volume 
three of the thUippine Reports while on leave of absence in the 
United States; and for the payment to Anna M. Campbell of not to 
exceed the sum of one hundred and twenty pesos per month from 
January twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and seven, for extra services 
performed in verifying citations for the Philippine Reports, as 
authorized by a resolution of the Commission dated February ninth, 
nineteen hundred and seven, the provisions of existing law to the 
contrary notwithstanding. 

BUBEAU OF CIVIL SEBVtCE. 

Bureau of Civil Service: The unexpended balance of funds here- 
tofore appropriated under this head is hereby made available for the 
payment of salary at the rate of eight thousand pesos per annum to 
the first Assistant Director of Civil Service and at the rate of seven 
thousand pesos per annum to the second Assistant Director of Civil 
Service, in lieu of their regular salaries, from January first, nineteen 
hundred and seven, during the absence of the Director on leave with- 
out pay; for one examiner, class three, in lieu of one examiner, class 
eight, and one clerk, class nine, from March twelfth, nineteen hun- 
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. 
BUKEAU OF HEALTH. 

Bureau of Health: The unexpended balance of funds heretofore 
appropriated under this head is hereby made available for reimburse- 
ment to the department of police, city of Manila, in the sum of seven 
thousand pesos for the services of sanitary police, as contemplated by 
a resolution of the Commission dated March nineteenth, nineteen 
hundred and seven; for quarters and subsistence for the chaplain at 
the Culion leper colony from August fourth, nineteen hundred and 
six; for the subsistence of Sisters of Charity while en route from 
Manila to the Culion leper colony and return from July first, nine- 
teen hundred and six; for one hospital attendant. Class C, from 
September twelfth, nineteen hundred and six ; for the payment of a 
free dispensary in connection with the office of the district health 
officer at Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, as contemplated by a resolu- 
tion of the Commission dated March twelfth, nineteen hundred and 
seven ; for the payment of traveling expenses incurred by Dr. Antonio 
Olba, ex-president of the provincial board of health of Leyte, in 
returning from Tacloban to Manila, as contemplated by a resolution 
of the Commission dated October second, nineteen hundred and six. 

For the expense of collecting lepers and transporting them from 
their homes to the Culion leper colony, as contemplated by a resolu- 
tion of the Commission dated January fifth, nineteen hundred and 
seven, to be available until expended, ten thousand pesos. 

BUREAU OF SCIENCE. 

Bureau of Science: The unexpended balance of funds heretofore 
appropriated under this head is liereW made available for the com- 
pensation of one fishery expert, class nve, from March Iprst, nineteen 
hundred and seven; for per diems to officers of the Federal service 
who may be detailed by competent authority for the Bureau of 
Science from January tenth, nineteen hundred and seven, the rate to 
be fixed by the Secretary of the Interior with the concurrence of the 
Governor-General in each instance: and for the purchase of two 
thousand cppies of the mining numoer of the Far Eastern Review. 

BUREAU OF FORESTRY. 

Bureau of Forestry: For expenditure in accordance with the pro- 
visions of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and twenty-seven, five 
thousand pesos. 

BUREAU OF QUARANTINE SERVICE. 

Bureau of Qicarantine Servic: Free postal and telegraph service 
is hereby granted the Bureau of Quarantine Service for such period 
from March eleventh, nineteen hundred and seven, as the same 
privilege shall be granted to the United States Army and Navy^ and 
the provisions of existing law to the contrary are hereby accordingly 
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DEPARTMENT OF CX)MM£BC£ AND POLICE. 
BUBKAU OF GONSTABULABT'. 

Bureau of Conatahulary: The unexpended balance of funds here- 
tofore appropriated under this head is hereby made available for the 
purchase of additional arms, ammunition, and equipment, as con- 
templated by resolutions of the Commission dated October fifth, 
nineteen hundred and six, and February thirteenth and March 
eleventh, nineteen hundred and seven; for the payment of charges 
incurred under the contract for the maintenance of the transporta- 
tion service between Dagupan and Baguio, as contemplated by a reso- 
lution of the Commission dated February ninth, nineteen hundred and 
seven ; for the subsistence of volunteers, municipal police, cargadores, 
and prisoners, as contemplated by a resolution oi the Commission 
dated December seventh, nineteen hundred and six; and Act Num- 
bered Fifteen hundred and twenty-seven is hereby amended to provide 
that the total expenditure on account of the Bureau of Constabulary 
during the fiscal year shall not exceed three million one hundred and 
fifty-one thousand ei^ht hundred pesos except with the approval of 
the Philippine Commission first had. 

BUREAU OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

Bureau of Public Works : The unexpended balance of funds here- 
tofore appropriated under this head is hereby made available for the 
employment of one architectural draftsman, class six, from May 
eighteenth, nineteen hundred and seven; for the employment of 
inspectors and assistant inspectors from February thirteenth, nine- 
teen hundred and seven, as contemplated by a resolution of the Com- 
mission of that date. 

For alteration and repair of buildings, as authorized by resolution 
of the Commission since the enactment of Act Numbered Fifteen 
'hundred and twenty-seven, three thousand four hundred pesos. 

For the maintenance and repair of the Benguet Road, as contem- 
plated by a resolution of the Commission dated December eighteenth, 
nineteen hundred and six, thirty thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Public Works, thirty-three thousand four 
hundred pesos. 

BUREAU OF NAYIOATION. 

Division of Port Works^ Bureau of Navigation: For expenditure, 
as contemplated bv a resolution of the Commission dated January 
eleventh, nineteen hundred and seven, eighty-eight thousand six hun- 
dred pesos. 

For the repair and reconstruction of wharf at the Manila post- 
office building, one thousand pesos. 

For the operation of a dredge in the lower Cagayan River, as 
contemplated by a resolution of the Commission dated March twenty- 
fifth, nineteen hundred and seven, six thousand pesos. 

For the repair of wharf at Cebu, as authorized by a resolution 
of the Commission dated March twenty-seven, nineteen hundred and 
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And for repairs to the bulkhead and for retaining walls of the 
Luneta extension, as authorized by resolutions of the Commission 
dated February fifteenth and April thirtieth, nineteen himdred and 
seven, ten thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Navigation, one hundred and six thousand 
six hundred pesos : Provided^ 'Kiat the foregoing appropriations for 
specific purposes shall be available until expended. 

The unexpended balance of funds heretofore appropriated for 
expenditure on account of or under the direction of the Bureau of 
Port Works is hereby made available for expenditure under this 
head, as contemplated by Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and sixty- 
eight for the purposes contemplated by the respective appropriation 
Acts. 

BUBEAU OF POSTS. 

Bureau of voats: For expenditure under the provisions of Act 
Numbered Fiiteen hundred and twenty-seven; for the employment 
from January first, nineteen hundred and seven, of one postmaster, 
class four; two postmasters, class five; four postmasters, class six; 
four postmasters, class seven ; five postmasters. Class B ; five postmas- 
ters. Class C; ten postmasters, Class D; ten postmasters, Class E; 
ten postmasters, Class F ; three clerks, class five ; one clerk, class six ; 
two clerks, Class A; four clerks, Class C; one clerk, Class F; five 
clerks, Class G ; six clerks, Class H ; in excess of the number of post- 
masters and post-office clerks authorized for each of these grades 
in Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and twenty-seven, in lieu of one 
postmaster, class eight ; five postmasters, class nine ; twenty-five post- 
masters, class ten; fifteen postmasters. Class A; five postmasters, 
Class G; five clerks, class eight; two clerks, class nine; seven 
clerks, class ten: and one clerk. Class B; and for the payment of 
interest upon deposits in the Philippine Postal Savings Bank pay- 
able within or at the end of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and seven, as provided in sections ten and nineteen 
of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and ninety-three, fifty-five thou- 
sand six hundred pesos. 

There is hereby transferred to this appropriation f roiri the appro- 
priation for the Weather Bureau, as oi date January first, nineteen 
hundred and seven, the sum of six thousand pesos to be expended 
in accordance with the provisions of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, as contemplated by a resolution of the Commission 
dated December fourteenth, nineteen hundred and six: Provided^ 
That the Bureau of Posts shall transmit weather notes to and from 
Manila without charge as one of its proper functions until otherwise 
provided by law, the provisions of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred 
and seven to the contrary notwithstanding. 

SIGNAL SEBVICE. 

Signal Service^ appropriation from military line receipts: For 
expenditure in accordance with the provisions of Act Numbered 
Fifteen hundred and twenty-seven, five thousand six hundred and 
seventy-one pesos and seventy-four centavos, to be withdrawn from 
the appropriation " Bureau or Posts." 



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BUREAU OF COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY. 

Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Survey: Free postal and telegraph 
service is hereby granted the Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Survey 
for such period fiom March eleventh, nineteen hundred and seven, 
as the same privilege shall be granted to the United States Army 
and Navy, and the provisions of existing law to the contrary are 
hereby accordingly amended. 

SUPERTISINO RAILWAY EXPERT. 

The unexpended balance of funds heretofore appropriated under 
this head is hereby made available for the employment of one clerk, 
in lieu of one draftsman, at three thousand two hundred pesos per 
annum, from May sixth, nineteen hundred and seven; and for pay- 
ment to Frederic A. Molitor of the sum of two thousand seven hun- 
dred and fifty-one pesos and fifty centavos on account of traveling 
expenses of himself^ and family returning from Manila to his home 
in the United Stat^ upon resignation from the position of Super- 
vising Railway Expert, as contemplated by a resolution of the Cfom- 
mission dated February twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and seven. 

DEPABTMENT OF FINANCE AKD JUSTICE. 
BUREAU OF AUDITS. 

Bureau of Audits : 
Railway division : 

One clerk, class six; one clerk, class eight; one clerk. Class D; 
one clerk, at one thousand pesos per annum; two clerks^ Class G; 
three clerks. Class H; purchase of equipment and supplies; in all, 
for railway division, from March first, nineteen hundred and seven, 
four thousand pesos. 
General : 

For reimbursement to the department of police, city of Manila, 
for services rendered, as contemplated by a resolution of the Com- 
mission dated March eleventh, nineteen hundred and seven; and for 
expenditure under the provisions of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred 
and twenty-seven ; two thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Audits, six thousand pesos. 

BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE. 

Bureau of Internal Revenue: The unexpended balance of funds 
heretofore appropriated under this head is hereby made available 
for the employment of one watchman, at fifty pesos per month, 
from February fifteenth, nineteen hundred and seven; and for the 
payment of salary and expenses incident to the medical attendance 
and transportation of Damian Maguddatu, an emplovee of this 
Bureau who was wounded April ninth, nineteen hundred and seven, 
while coming to the assistance of Agent Wright when the latter was 
attacked, said salary and expense payments to continue for such 
period as Maguddatu may be incapacitated by reason of said injury, 
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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. 
BUBEAU OF EDUCATION. 

Bureau of Education: For expenditure in accordance with the 
provisions of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and twenty-seven ; for 

BT diem of ten pesos to the United States naval officer detailed as 
irector of the Philippine Nautical School from not earlier than 
December nineteenth, nineteen hundred and six ; for the employment 
of a trained nurse instructor, class nine, from June first, nineteen hun- 
dred and six ; for an honorarium not to exceed forty pesos to each of 
fifteen teachers assigned as special instructors at the annual vacation 
assembly, as contemplated by a resolution of the Commission dated 
February fifth, nineteen hundred and seven, the provisions of existing 
law regarding additional compensation to the contrary notwitlistana- 
ing; for ten free scholarships of two hundred and forty pesos per 
annum each for young women in the nurses' training "course ; for 
rental of the additional building for the girls' dormitory, Philippine 
Normal School, Manila, as contemplated by a resolution of the Com- 
mission dated December nineteenth, nineteen hundred and six; and 
for transfer to the Bureau of Science of the sum of nine thousand 
one hundred and eighty-eight pesos and one centavo on account of 
the division of ethnology; one hundred and eighty-two thousand 
seven hundred and ninety pesos. 

Funds accruing from sale of schoolbooks and supplies shall be 
deposited to the credit of the current appropriation lor the Bureau 
of Education and be available for the purchase of additional books 
and supplies, as contemplated by a resolution of the Commission dated 
February fifteenth, nineteen hundred and seven. 

PHILIPPINE MEDICAL SCHOOL. 

Philippine Medical School: For expenditure, as contemplated by 
Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifteen and resolutions of the 
Commission dated December thirteenth, nineteen hundred and six, 
March nineteenth, and May ninth and eighteenth, nineteen hundred 
and seven, six thousand pesos. 

BUREAU OF PRISONS. 

Bureau of Prisons: The unexpended balance of funds heretofore 
appropriated under this head is hereby made available for the em- 
ployment, temporarily, of three first-class guards, at not to exceed 
Tour and one-naif pesos per diem each from March twenty-first, 
nineteen hundred and seven; chaplain of the Iwahig Penal feettle- 
inent, at eighteen hundred pesos per annum, from DeSember seventh, 
nineteen hundred and six; one agriculturist, at two thousand eight 
hundred pesos per annum, and one mechanic, at two thousand four 
hundred pesos per annum at the Iwahig Penal Settlement, from 
October twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and six ; and for the recon- 
struction of the outer gate at Bilibid Prison. 

The resolution of the Commission dated March twentieth, nineteen 
hundred and seven, authorizing the personal use of unsalable produce 
by officers and employees at the Iwahig Penal Settlement without 
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BUBBAU OF PMItTING. 

Bureau of Printing: The unexpended balance of funds heretofore 
.appropriated under this head is hereby made available for the pay- 
ment to John S. Leech, Director of Printing, in accordance with 
resolution of the Commission dated Mav first, nineteen hundred and 
seven, of the sum of three hundred and eighty pesos. 

Hereafter there shall be no free distribution of any public docu- 
ment, pamphlet, or publication except by express authority of the 
Secretary of Public Listruction. The Director of Printing is author- 
ized to nx the prices of all public documents, pamphlets, or publica- 
tions, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Department for 
which the printing was done. 

FROVINCIAIi GOVERNMENT OF BENGUET. 

The unexpended balance of fimds heretofore appropriated under 
this head is hereby made available for the employment of one deputy 
of the provincial treasurer, at four hundred and eighty pesos per 
annum; one road foreman, at five pesos per diem; two "messengers, 
at eight pesos per month each, and two laborers, at two pesos per 
week each ; all being from July first, nineteen hundred and six. 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF LEPANTO-BONTOC. 

The unexpended balance of funds heretofore appropriated under 
this head is hereby made available for an allowance of one himdred 
pesos per month to the Constabulary officer designated as acting 
provincial governor, from June twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred 
and six, the provisions of existing law to the contrary notwithstand- 
ing. 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF NUEVA VIZCAYA. ' 

The resolution of the Commission dated March eleventh, nineteen 
hundred and seven, authorizing the expenditure of fimds appro- 
priated under this head for the maintenance of the Padre Villa verde 
trail from San Nicolas, Pangasinan, to Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, . 
is hereby confirmed. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

For the payment of recorder and messenger services for the Eco- 
nomical Association of the Philippines from January fifteenth, nine- 
teen hundred and seven, as contemplated by a resolution of the Com- 
mission dated February twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and seven, 
one thousand five hundred pesos. 

For final payment to D. H. Burnham under the provisions of Act 
Numbered Thirteen hundred and sixty-one and resolution of the 
Commission dated March twelfth, nineteen hundred and seven, one 
thousand one hundred and twenty-seven pesos and ninety centavos. 

For R. C. Baldwin and C. G. Clifford for extra compensation as 
members of the committee to count and verify mutilated currency 
in the Insular Treasury, at one hundred pesos each, two hundred 
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For payment to George Curry in lieu of commutation of accrued 
leave earned under the provisions of Act Numbered Eighty, the pro- 
visions of section two (^) of Act Numbered One thousand and forty 
to the contrary notwithstanding; and for services rendered prior to 
taking over of office of provincial governor of Isabela and also subse- 
quent to relief as provincial governor of Samar; eight hundred and 
fifty pesos. 

For reimbursement to the appropriation, " Executive Bureau," on 
account of services rendered by the cutter Palawan^ as authorized by 
a resolution of the Commission dated November seventh, nineteen 
hundred and six, two hundred and fifty-eight pesos and thirty-three 
centavos. 

For payment to Ramon F. Santos on account of expenditures made 
by him from his personal funds for food, clothing, and other neces- 
saries for persons who voluntarily surrendered during the disturb- 
ance of public order in the Province of Albay in nineteen hundred 
and three, as contemplated by a resolution of the Commission dated 
May sixth, nineteen hundrea and seven, four thousand three hun- 
dred and fifty-seven pesos. 

For payment to the provincial government of Bulacan on account 
of expenses incurred for salaries and traveling expenses of gangers 
of spirits stationed at distilleries in that province for the purpose of 
carn^ing into effect the Internal Revenue Law during the months 
of tfanuary, February, and March, nineteen hundred and five, two 
thousand three hundred and thirty-four pesos and forty-five centavos. 

For payment to the provincial government of Cebu on account of 
expenditures incurred, as contemplated by a resolution of the Com- 
mission dated February fifteenth, nineteen hundred and seven, in 
the restoration of public order, three thousand pesos. 

For the purposes of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety- 
three as amended, one thousand eight hundred pesos. 

For payment to the Bureau of Navigation tor services of cutters 
and launches assigned to ,duty in connection with the operation of 
government forces in the restoration of public order in the Island 
of Leyte, as authorized by a resolution of the Commission dated 
December seventh, nineteen hundred and six, and March eleventh, 
nineteen hundred and seven, twenty-nine thousand pesos, or so much 
thereof as may be necessary. 

For payment to the provincial government of Leyte on account 
of expenses incurred in the aid and maintenance of volunteers and 
otherwise in the restoration of public order in that province, seven 
thousand five hundred pesos. 

For payment to the Bureau of Navigation on account of services 
rendered by cutters and launches in connection with the restoration 
of public order in the Island of Samar, twenty-nine thousand five 
hundred and fifty-six pesos and fifty-one centavos. 

For payment to the provincial government of Samar on account 
of expenses incurred in the aid and maintenance of volunteers en- 
gaged in the restoration of public order in that province, as authorized 
by resolutions of the Commission dated October twenty-second, nine- 
teen hundred and six, and January fifth, nineteen hundred and 
seven, six thousand pesos. 



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For reimbursement to the provincial government of Samar on 
account of the purchase of arms and ordnance supplies, as author- 
ized by resolutions of the Commission dated August thirtieth and 
September tenth, nineteen hundred and six, one thousand one hun- 
dred and ninety-six pesos and six centavos: Provided^ That there 
shall be refunded to the Insular Treasury such amount as may be 
received by the provincial government of Samar from the Bureau of 
Constabulary on account oi.the transfer of said arms and ordnance 
supplies to the latter, as directed by a resolution of the Commission 
dated March eleventh, nineteen hundred and seven. 

For payment to the Bureau of Navigation for services of the 
launch used by the provincial governor of Sorsogon for the purpose 
of inspecting the municipalities of the subprovince of Masbate, as 
authorized by a resolution of the Commission dated March twelfth, 
nineteen hundred and seven, seven hundred and seventy pesos. 

For payment to the Bureau of Navigation for services of the Coast 
Guard cutter in connection with the restoration of public order in 
the Province of Tayabas, as authorized by a resolution of the Com- 
mission dated Mav fourteenth, nineteen hundred and seven, two 
thousand five hundred pesos. 

For payment to the bureau of Navigation for the services of a 
cutter in connection with the industrial and a^icultural fair held 
at Zamboanga during the month of February, nineteen hundred and 
seven, as authorized by a resolution of the Commission dated Jan- 
uary twenty-first, nineteen himdred and seven, three thousand one 
hundred pesos. 

For expenses incident to the return of Igorots and Ne^itos from 
the United States to their homes, as authorized by resolutions of the 
Commission dated October eighteenth, nineteen hundred and six, and 
March eleventh, nineteen hundred and seven, twenty-one thousand 
one hundred and twenty-three pesos and sixty-eight centavos. 

The resolution of the Commission dated May fourteenth, nineteen 
hundred and seven, waiving certain provisions of section two of Act 
Numbered One thousand and eighty, in so far as concerns the Execu- 
tive Secretary, is hereby confirmed. 

The resolution of the Commission dated October twenty-fourth, 
nineteen hundred and six, relieving Lieutenant Michael Flaherty, 
Philippines Constabulary, from accountability for certain funds paid 
by him for services rendered in the restoration of public order in the 
Province of Cavite, is hereby confirmed. 

The action of certain provincial boards and municipal councils 
heretofore in appropriating funds for the employment of vaccinators 
and sanitary inspectors and otherwise assisting the work of the 
Bureau of Health is hereby ratified ^nd confirmed, as contemplated 
by a resolution of the Commission dated May first, nineteen hundred 
and seven. 

The action of the provincial board of Bulacan in appropriating 
for payment to S. i . Fountain the prize offered to the successful 
contestant in a competition for plans for a provincial government 
building is hereby authorized and confirmed, as contemplated by a 
resohition of the Commission dated March eleventh, nineteen hun- 
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dred and seven, anything in existing laws to the contrary notwith- 
standing. 

The resolution of the provincial board of Cagayan of October 
thirty-first, nineteen hundred and six, authorizing the employment 
of two foremen, at five pesos per diem each, from July first, nineteen 
hundred and six, is hereby confirmed, anything in existing laws to- 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The salary of the lieutenant-governor of the subprovince of Abra, 
Province or Ilocos Sur, is hereoy fixed kt three thousand pesos per 
annum effective as of date January first, nineteen hundred and seven, 
and the provisions of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and six are 
accordingly amended. 

The payment of Dr. Manuel Llora of fees earned as justice of the 

Cace while president of the municipal board of health of Baybay, 
yte, is hereby authorized and confirmed, as contemplated by a res- 
olution of the Commission dated March thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and seven, anything in existing laws to the contrary notwithstanding. 

The action of the provincial board of Oriental Negros in appro- 
priating for payment to W. J. Wood and L. Rovira for legal services 
is hereby authorized and confirmed, as contemplated by a resolution 
of the Commission dated March eleventh, luneteen hundred and 
seven. 

The resolution of the Commission dated February fifteenth, nine- 
teen hundred and seven, authorizing the payment to the governor of 
Samar of his actual and necessary traveling expenses in addition to 
the salary and allowance provided by Act Numbered Four hundred 
and nineteen, is hereby authorized and confirmed. 

The payment of the sum of one hundred and thirty-four pesos and 
eiffhty-eight centavos to Washington Com, chief of provincial police 
of Samar, on account of fees and per diems as sheriff, is hereby 
authorized and confirmed, as contemplated by a resolution of the 
Commission dated March eleventh, nineteen hundred and seven, any- 
thing in existing laws to the contrary notwithstanding. 

The payment to Andres Atega of tees earned as justice of the peace 
while municipal treasurer of Cabarbaran, Surigao, is hereby author- 
ized and confirmed, as contemplated by a resolution of the Commis- 
sion dated December thirteenth, nineteen hundred and six, anything 
in existing laws to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Total of appropriations for all purposes, five hundred and sixty 
thousand five hundred and sixty-three pesos and ninety-three centavos. 

Sec. 2, Subject to approval by the head of the proper Department 
upon recommendation by the Insular Auditor, reiunas may be made 
by Chiefs of Bureaus or independent offices on account of receipts 
from sale of fabricated articles or supplies, or services rendered to 
other branches of the Government or private parties, when such 
action shall be consistent with good business practice and equity, 
from funds to be designated in eadi case by the Insular Auditor. 

Sec. 3. The provisions of the first paragraph of section three of Act 
Numbered Eight hundred and seven, providing the manner in which 
withdrawals of moneys appropriated in said Act shall be made, are 
hereby made applicable to the withdrawal of moneys appropriated 
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Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
appropriation bill, the passage of tne same is hereby expedited in 
accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of pro- 
cedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed Septem- 
ber twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, June 27, 1907. 



[No. 1661.] 

AN ACT Making additional appropriations for sundry expenses of the govern- 
ment of the city of Manila for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and seven, and for other related purposes. 

By anthcrity of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The following sums, or so much thereof as may be 
respectively necessary, are hereby appropriated, out of any funds in 
the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in part compensa- 
tion for the service of the municipal government of the city of Manila 
for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, 
and thereafter until expended, unless otherwise stated : 

MUNICIPAL BOARD. 

Contingent expenses^ Municipal Board: The unexpended balance of 
funds heretofore appropriated under this head is hereby made avail- 
able for the payment of six hundred pesos as authorized by a resolu- 
tion of the Commission dated March eleventh, nineteen hundred and 
seven. 

LAW DEPARTMENT. 

Salaries and v^ages^ o^ce of the prosecuting attorney: The resolu- 
tion of the Commission dated May fourteenth, nineteen hundred and 
seven, transferring the sum of six hundred pesos to this head from that 
of " Salaries and wages, Municipal Board, is hereby confirmed. 

Contingent expenses^ oMce of the prosecuting attorney: The resolu- 
tion of the Commission dated May fourteenth, nineteen hundred and 
seven, transferring the sum of one thousand three hundred pesos to 
this head from that of " Salaries and wages. Municipal Board," for 
expenditure in accordance with the provisions of Act Numbered Fif- 
teen hundred and forty-six, is hereby confirmed. 

DEPARTMENT OF CITY SCHOOLS. 

Contingent expenses ^ department of city schools: The unexpended 
balance of fimds heretofore appropriated under this head is hereby 
made available for alterations and otherwise fitting up for school pur- 
poses the premises formerly occupied by the United States Army quar- 
termaster shops, as authorized by a resolution of the Commission aated 
March twentieth, nineteen hundred and seven. 



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DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS. 

Salaries and tcages, department^ of engineering and public works: 
The unexpended balance of .funds heretofore appropriated under this 
head is hereby made available for the employment in the division of 
'' water supply and sewers " of one clerk, at five hundred and forty 
pesos per annum, in lieu of one clerk, Class J, and in the division of 
** city repair shops " two mechanics, at two thousand one hundred and 
sixty pesos per annum each, in lieu of two mechanics, class ten, from 
July nrst, nineteen hundred and six. 

The resolution of the Commission dated December twenty-ninth, 
nineteen hundred and six, authorizing the continuance of the city 
repair shops to April first, nineteen hundred and seven, is hereby 
confirmed. 

DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION AND TRANSPORTATION. 

/Salaries and wages ^ department of sanitation and transportation: 
The imexpended balance of funds heretofore appropriated under this 
head is hereby made available for the employment of one clerk, class 
eight, and one clerk, Class D, in lieu of one clerk, class nine, and one 
superintendent of cemeteries, class nine, from February fifteenth, nine- 
teen hundred and seven. 

PUBLIC WORKS. 

For straightening and widening of streets as may be necessary, two 
thousand two hundred and seventv-four pesos ahd ninety-six centavos. 

For two-fifths of the expense or constructing a fireproof vault in the 
city hall for the Court oi Land Registration, as contemplated by a 
resolution of the Commission dated February twenty-first, nineteen 
hundred and seven, one thousand six hundred pesos. 

For final payment to H. D. Burnham and Pierce Anderson in 
accordance with the provisions of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred 
and fifty-six, two thousand two hundred and fifty-five pesos and 
eighty centavos. 

In all, for public works, six thousand one hundred and thirty 
pesos and seventy-six centavos. 

Total of appropriations for all purposes, six thousand one hun- 
dred and thirty pesos and seventy-six centavos: Provided^ That each 
chief of department shall certify to the Auditor the amount of his 
outstanding obligations on account of the fiscal vear nineteen hun- 
dred and six and prior fiscal years, and the Auciitor shall transfer 
from the appropriations standing on his books, on account of the 
fiscal vear nineteen hiuidred and six, to the funds in the Treasury 
available for appropriation, such amounts as may be in excess of 
those required to meet such outstanding obligations. 

Sec. 2. The provisions of the first paragraph of section three of 
Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, providing the manner in 
which withdrawals of moneys appropriated in said Act shall be 
made, are herebv made applicable to the withdrawal of money appro- 
priated under this Act. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
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accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of 
procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed Sep- 
tember twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, June 27, 1907. 



[No. 1662.] 

AN ACT Making appropriations for certain public worlss, permanent improve- 
ments, and other purposes of the iQsular (Government. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted- by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The following sums, in Philippine currency, or so much 
thereof as may be necessary, are hereby appropriated, out of any 
funds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for certain 

{>ublic works, permanent improvements, and other purposes of the 
nsular Government: 

BUREAU OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

For the construction of an assay house for the Bureau of Science, 
as authorized by a resolution of the Commission dated January 
twenty-third, nineteen hundred and seven, one thousand nine hun- 
dred and sixty-five pesos. 

For changes in construction of the high-school building at Baco- 
lod, Occidental Negros, as authorized by a resolution ot the Com- 
mission dated February twelfth, nineteen hundred and seven, three 
thousand pesos. 

For the expense of constructing a fireproof vault for the Court 
of Land Registration in the city hall^ Manila, at a cost not to exceed 
four thousand pesos, two-fifths of which shall be borne by the govern- 
ment of the city of Manila, as contemplated by a resolution of the 
Commission dated February twenty-first, nineteen hundred and 
seven, two thousand four hundred pesos. 

For the construction of an immigration detention station on the 
site of and utilizing so far as practicable the old port- works buildings 
on the south side of the Pasig River, Manila, as contemplated by a 
resolution of the Commission dated March twenty-nintn, nineteen 
hundred and seven, ten thousand pesos. 

For the construction of a dairy barn for the Bureau of Agricul- 
ture at Alabang near Muntinlupa, six thousand six hundred pesos. 

For the construction of a hospital building at Baffuio, Benguet, 
as authorized by a resolution of the Commission dated May second, 
nineteen hundred and seven, fifty thousand pesos. 

For the construction of a wagon road from San Miguel de Ma- 
3rumo to Sibul Springs, Bulacan, as authorized by resolutions of the 
Commission dated March fifteenth and April twenty-fourth, nine- 
teen hundred and seven, forty-three thousand pesos. 

For the improvement of the Taytay-Antipolo, Rizal, road, five 
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For the clearance of the Bayabas and Norzagaray Rivers, Bulacan, 
as authorized by a resolution of the Commission dated April thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and seven, six thousand six hundred pesos. 

For the restoration of the Magallanes Monument at Mactan, Opon, 
Cebu, as authorized by a resolution of the Cc«nmission dated April 
thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, one thousand eight hundred 
and fifty pesos. 

To contmue the construction of the Pagbilao-Atimonan, Tavabas, 
road, as contemplated by a resolution of the Commission dated May 
eighteenth, nineteen hundred and seven, one hundred and twenty 
thousand pesos. 

Artesian wells. — ^There is hereby created under the foregoing desig- 
nation a permanent reimbursable appropriation to the credit of whicn 
shall be deposited the sum of thirty-seven thousand pesos hereby 
appropriatea, together with receipts which may accrue from Insular 
Bureaus, provincial and municipal ffovernments, and other sources 
on account of services rendered ana supplies furnished in sinking 
artesian wells and, when required, equipping said wells with the 
necessary pumping machinery, storage tanks, and so forth, necessary 
to provide potable water or fire protection, or both, when demanded 
by the public interests : Provided^ That the selection of projects and 
determination of rates to be charged shall be made by the Director 
of Public Works under the supervision of the Secretary of Com- 
merce and Police: And proviaed further^ That the rates charged 
shall not exceed such as may be necessary to reimburse this appro- 
priation on account of all expenses, including a surcharge to cover 
the cost of unsuccessful projects, for which no charge shall be made. 
There shall be paid from this appropriation salaries and wages of 
necessary employees whose rates of compensation and other condi- 
tions of employment shall be fixed by the Director of Public Works 
with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Police, and all 
other expenses incident and necessary to the purposes hereinl^efore 
stated, including transportation of employees and the purchase and 
transportation of equipment and supplies. 

In all, for the Bureau of Public Works, two hundred and eighty- 
seven thousand four hundred and fifteen pesos. 

The resolution of the Commission dated May eighteenth, nineteen 
hundred and seven, setting aside for the construction of new school 
buildings at Baguio, Benguet, the sum of six thousand two hundred 
pesos re<;eived from the sale of the industrial-school buildings at 
that place, is hereby confirmed. 

BUBEAU OF NAVIGATION. 

For the construction of a third-order light on Batag Island and 
minor lights on Isabel Island, Point Pata, and San Aliguel Island, 
as authorijsed by a resolution of the Commission dated January 
eleventh, nineteen hundred and seven, one hundred thousand pesos. 

BUREAU OF EDUCATION. 

For the construction of schoolhouses in the municipalities of 
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the Commission dated April thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, 
two thousand pesos. 

Total of appropriations for all purposes, three hundred and 
eirfity-nine thousand four hundred and fifteen pesos. 

^BC. 2. All balances remaining unexpended when any public 
works or permanent improvements appropriated for by this Act are 
completea shall be returned at once to the Insular Treasury and shall 
not oe available for withdrawal or disbursement thereafter, but shall 
be carried to the general revenues of the Islands. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
appropriation bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in 
accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of 
procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed Sep- 
tember twentj-sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, June 27, 1907. 



[No. 1663.] 

AN ACT Renewing certain appropriations in Acts Numbered Fifteen hundred 
and twenty-seven. Fifteen hundred and forty-six, Sixteen hundred and sixty, 
and Sixteen hundred and sixty-one until such time as the regular appropria- 
tions for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and eight shall have been made. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ thai: 

Section 1. All appropriations for the necessanr operations of the 
Insular Government and the city of Manila under the fixed digest 
subheadings as expressed in Acts Numbered Fifteen hundred and 
twenty-seven. Fifteen hundred and forty-six. Sixteen hundred and 
sixty, and Sixteen hundred and sixty-one are hereby renewed in simi- 
lar amounts, for the general purposes therein specified, until such 
time as the regular appropriations for the Insular Government and 
for the city of Manila for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and eight, 
or any part thereof, shall have been passed. This Act shall not be 
construed to renew any appropriations in said Acts for specific or 
temporary purposes not continuous in character. A sufficient sum is 
hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not 
otherwise appropriated, for the purposes named, and made available 
on July first, mneteen hundred ana seven. 

Sec. 2. All withdrawals of funds by warrant under this Act shall 
be transferred from this Act and charged on the books of the Audi- 
tor to the re^lar appropriations for the Insular Government and the 
city of Mamla for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and eight, when 
the same shall have been made. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, June 27, 1907. 



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[No. 1664.] 

AN ACT To provide a method of equalization and revaluation of land assess- 
ments and annual rental values in the Province of Samar. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The provincial board of Samar is hereby authorized 
and directed to prepare and immediately submit to the central 
equalizing board a general schedule of values and annual rental 
values upon which the real property in the various municipalities 
of that province may be equitably graded. The central equalizing 
board, upon receipt of such general schedule, shall examine the 
same, and if it is of the opinion that its use as a basis upon which 
valuations and annual rental values may be graded will result in a fair 
and just valuation of property and annual rental values and secure 
uniformity between the Province of Samar and the other provinces 
of the Philippine Islands to which Act Numbered Fourteen hundred 
and fifty-five, as amended, applies, it shall approve the same and certify 
its action to the provincial board of Samar. If the central equaliz- 
ing board, however, is of the opinion that the use of the general 
schedule submitted by the provincial board of Samar as a basis upon 
which to grade values will not result in a fair and just valuation of 
real property and annual rental values, or wiU not secure uniformity 
between the Province of Samar and the other provinces to which Act 
Numbered Fourteen himdred and fifty-five, as amended, applies, it 
shall amended the same, and the amended general schedule when 
certified to the provincial board of Samar shall form the basis upon 
which valuations and annual rental values of real property in Samar 
shall be graded. 

Sec. 2. The provincial board of SAmar, upon receipt of the schedule 
certified to it by the central equalizing board, shall immediately 
prepare schedules for each municipality of said province, using the 
said certified schedule as a basis upon which to ffrade the various 
classes of real property. These mimicipal schedules when adopted 
by the provincial board shall be at once applied by it to all the real 
property in the province. The provincial Tboard shall complete the 
revision of real property in accordance with the municipal schedules 
adopted, on or before October thirty-first, nineteen hundred and 
seven. Upon completion of the revision before mentioned, the origi- 
nal declarations containing the revision made by the provincial board 
in accordance with the said municipal schedules ^all be returned to 
the municipalities to which they pertain and be filed with the mimic- 
ipal secretary for one month, during which time any property 
owner may ascertain the revised valuation placed on his property by 
the provincial board. At the expiration or this period tiie property 
declarations will be returned to tne provincial treasurer, and filed in 
his office. Notice that the declarations are on file in the municipal 
secretary's office and for the period of one month mav be examined 
during the usual office hours, specifying the dates, shall be posted by 
the municipal secretary in a public and conspicuous place in each bar- 
rio of the municipality concerned, and at the municipal building. Any 
person aggrieved by the action of the provincial board may appeal 
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is hereby granted of further appeal to the Executive Secretarj^, who. 
with respect to the Province of Samar, is hereby vested with all 
the duties, responsibilites, and powers, with reference to individual 
complaints, that are now vested in the central equalizing board by 
the provisions of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-five, as 
amended: Provided^ That all appeals to the provincial board must 
be mailed or filed on or before December first, nineteen hundred and 
seven, and all appeals to the Executive Secretarv must be mailed or 
filed on or before January first, nineteen hundred and eight. 

Sec. 3. The revised values and annual rental values, fixed as herein 
provided, shall constitute the lawful assessment of real property and 
improvements, and the annual rental value thereof, in the several 
municipalities of the province imtil another general assessment shall 
be made. The provisions of existing law, as modified by this Act, 
in relation to the assessment and collection of taxes upon real estate 
and improvements, and the annual rental value thereof, shall be ap- 
plicable to the assessment and collection of taxes upon the values in 
this Act provided for, unless a new system of taxation shall by legis- 
lative enactment be inaugurated, based upon annual rental values in 
lieu of the collection of taxes upon assessed values. 

Sec. 4. All Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with this Act are hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 5. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage oi the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, June 29, 1907. 



[No. 1665.] 
AN ACT To annex the Province of Romblon to the Province of Capiz. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The territory heretofore comprised in the Province 
of Romblon as organized under the Act Numoered One hundred and 
four, with the exception of the Island of Maestro de Campo, is hereby 
annexed to and included in the Province of Capiz and shall be gov- 
erned in accordance with the provisions of Act Numbered One 
hundred and fifteen, entitled "An Act extending the provisions of 
the Provincial Government Act to the Province of Capiz." The 
Island of Maestro de Campo is hereby made a part of the Province 
of Mindoro. 

Sec. 2. All property and assets of the Province of Romblon 
including uncollected taxes, except as hereinafter provided, and all 
contracts and obligations, except such as are hereinafter specially 
referred to as canceled, are hereby transferred to the Province of 
Capiz. 

Sec. 3. All provincial funds in the provincial treasury of Romblon 
of whatever nature, on the date of the passage of this Act, and any 
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province prior to the date this Act takes effect, shall be expended 
in the liquidation of the outstanding indebtedness of the Province 
of Romblon and for the running expenses of the provincial govern- 
ment up to July fifteenth, nineteen hundred ana seven. The net 
balance, if any, remaining in the provincial treasury on July fif- 
teenth, nineteen hundred and seven, after all outstanding indebtedness 
has been paid, shall remain in the subtreasury of Romblon for the 
sole use and benefit of the subprovince. 

There shall accrue to the treasury of the subprovince of Romblon, 
as constituted by this Act, for the sole use and benefit of the inhabit- 
ants thereof, seventy per centum of such proportion of internal 
revenue which by law accrues to the Province of Capiz as the number 
of inhabitants of such subprovince, as shown by the last official 
census, bears to the total population of the province of which it forms 
a part, as shown by the last official census. 

Sec. 4. The obligations of the former Province of Romblon under 
Act Numbered Sixteen hundred and twenty-two shall be assumed by, 
and are hereby imposed upon, the subprovince of Romblon. 

Sec. 5. The territory hereby annexed to the Province of Capiz shall 
be known hereafter as the subprovince of Romblon. There shall be 
a lieutenant-governor for the subprovince of Romblon who shall be 
appointed by the Governor-General by and with the consent of the 
Philippine Commission. He shall have his office in the municipality 
of Romblon and shall receive an annual salary not to exceed one thou- 
sand four hundred and forty pesos, payable monthly from funds of 
the subprovince; he shall represent the provincial governor in the 
subprovince and shall carry out the lawful directions of that officer as 
transmitted to him from time to time ; he shall inspect the municipali- 
ties in the subprovince at least once every six months and shall make 
report between July first and July fifteenth of each jear of the com- 
mercial, economic, financial, industrial, and political conditions 
therein to the provincial board, througli the provincial governor; he 
shall from time to time make such recommendation to the provincial 
board, through the provincial governor, as he shall deem necessary for 
the b€«st interests or the subprovince ; he shall employ and discharge, 
with the approval of the provincial board, all subordinate employees 
of the subprovince that may be authorized by the board ; he shall be 
the custodian of the public records and documents of the subprovince ; 
and, in general, he snail exercise, subject to the supervision oi the pro- 
vincial governor, the powers and duties conferred upon a provincial 
governor by the Provincial Government Act. 

Sec. 6. The provincial government of Capiz is hereby authorized 
to establish permanently a suboffice of the provincial treasury of 
Capiz at Romblon, in the subprovince of Romblon, and to provide 
suitable quarters for such office. 

Sec. 7. Except as provided in section three of this Act, seventy per 
centum of all taxes, imposts, or fines collected for the Province of 
Capiz in the subprovince of Romblon shall remain in the provincial 
subtreasury of Romblon for the sole use and benefit of the said sub- 
province; and the remaining thirty per centum of such collections 
shall be transmitted to the provincial treasury of Capiz and shall 
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the subprovince of Romblon shall be expended by resolution of the 
provincial board of Capiz, and the deputy of the provincial treasurer 
m charge of the sub-treasurv of Romolon shall make payments from 
funds or the subprovince only by direction of the lieutenant-governor 
of the subprovince, accompanied by a certified copy of the resolution 
of the provincial board authorizing the expenditure. The salary of 
the deputy of the provincial treasurer in charge of the provincial 
subtreasurjr at Romolon and the deputies of the provincial treasurer 
in the municipalities of the subprovince shall be paid from the funds 
of the subprovince of Romblon. 

Sec. 8. The judge of the Court of First Instance for the Fifteenth 
Judicial District 5iall continue to hold court in Romblon in and for 
the subprovince of Romblon, commencing on the second Tuesdav of 
February and August of each year. The duties of the clerk of the 
court for the subprovince of Romblon shall be performed by the pres- 
ent clerk of the court for the Province of Komblon, and he shall 
receive the compensation now authorized by law for the position: 
Provided^ That whenever the Secretary of Finance and Justice may 
deem such action advisable, he may direct that said duties be per- 
formed by a clerk in the office of the lieutenant-governor of said sub- 
province, in which case the office of clerk of the court shall cease and 
determine, and the clerk designated as above provided shall be ex 
oMcio clerk of the court. In case of the designation of a clerk in the 
office of the Ueutenant-govemor as ex oMdo clerk of the court as above 
provided, the salary of said clerk while performing his duties as 
clerk in the office of the lieutenant-governor and as clerk of the court 
shall be fixed by the provincial board and shall be equitably distrib- 
uted by said board, with the approval of the Secretary ot Finance 
and Justice, between the Insular Government and the Provincial 
Government. 

Sec. 9. The office of fiscal for the Provinces of Romblon and Capiz 
as heretofore authorized by law is hereby abolished and the office of 
fiscal of the Province of Capiz is hereby recreated with the salary 
hereinafter fixed to be paid from the treasury of the Province of 
Capiz. 

Sec. 10. From and after the taking effect of this Act the compensa- 
tion to be paid provincial officers of the Province of Capiz shall be at 
the foUowmg rate per annum. 

For the provincial governor, four thousand five himdred pesos. 

For the provincial treasurer, four thousand five hundred pesos. 

For the provincial fiscal, two thousand seven hundred pesos. 

Sec. 11. All Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with this Act are 
hereby repealed. 

Sec. 12. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeaited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 13. This Act shall take effect on July fifteenth, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven, except section three hereof, which shall take effect 
immediately. 

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fNo. 1666.] 

AN ACT Appropriating one hundred thousand pesos from the Congressional re- 
lief fund to be loaned under certain conditions to the provinces and munici- 
palities of the Philippine Islands for public works. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of the Congressional 
relief fund in the Insular Treasurv not otherwise appropriated, or 
which may hereafter become available for appropriation, the sum of 
one hundred thousand pesos, to be loaned under the direction of the 
Governor-General at an annual interest of four per centum to the 
various provinces and municipalities of the Phihppine Islands for 
the purpose of constructing artesian wells, bridges, municipal govern- 
ment office buildings, markets, slaurfiterhouses, ferries, and public 
works of a permanent character : Provided^ That the provincial 
board of anv province to which a loan is made, or of any municipality 
to which a loan is made, under authority of this Act, snail guarantee 
in writing the repayment of the loan, and the provincial treasurer is 
hereby authorized and directed to deduct from the revenues of the 

f)rovince or municipality, as the case may be, the amount due on such 
oan and deposit the same in the Insular Treasury. Loans made 
under authority of this Act for a period of two years or more shall 
be repaid in annual installments. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine-4 
teen himdred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, July 2, 1907. 

[No. 1667.1 

an act To amend section sixty-one of act numbered thirteen hundred md 
ninety-seven, entitled " The Township Government Act" 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section sixty-one of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred 
and ninety-seven, entitled "The Township Government Act," is 
hereby amended to read as follows : 

" Sec. 61. Whereas many of the non-Christian inhabitants of the 
Philippine Islands have not progressed sufficiently in civilization to 
make it practicable to bring tnem under any form of municipal gov- 
ernment, and whereas many of the Christian settlements in the prov- 
inces organized under the Special Provincial Government Act are so 
small that their organization as municipalities or townships is unde- 
sirable and so remote that their organization as barrios of municipal- 
ities or townships is impracticable, the provincial governors of such 
provinces are authorized, subject to the approval of the Secretary of 
the Interior, in dealing with such non-Cnristian tribes and small 
Christian settlements, or members thereof, to appoint officers for their 
settlements, to fix the designations and badges of office of such officers, 
and to prescribe their powers and duties : rrovided^ That the powers 

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and duties thus prescribed shall not be in excess of the powers con- 
ferred upon township officers by this Act." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, July 5, 1907. 

[No. 1668.1 

AN ACT Appropriating the sum of two hundred and twenty thousand two hun- 
dred and seventy-four pesos from the funds realized from the sale of publlc- 
improTement bonds authorized by Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and forty- 
four, for certain public works and permanent improvements of the Insular 
Government 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The following sums, in Philippine currency, or so much 
thereof as may be necessary, are hereby appropriated, out of the fimds 
realized from the sale of public-improvement bonds authorized by 
Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and forty-four, for certain public 
works and permanent improvements of the Insular Government : 

bureau of public works. 

For continuing the construction of the Wright-Taft road and 
branch trail to Magtaon, Island of Samar, as authorized by a resolu- 
tion of the Commission dated February thirteenth, nineteen hundred 
and seven, and in accordance with the provisions of Act Numbered 
Fourteen nundred and ninety, five thousand pesos. 

BUREAU OF NAVIGATION. 

For compensation of necessary office assistants and employees of 
the division of port works and for engineering staff engaged in work 
on the deep-water harbor at the port of Manila, from January first, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 
eight, seventy-seven thousand five hundred pesos : Provided^ That the 
rates of compjensation shall be fixed by the chief of the division of 
port works with the concurrence of the Director of Navigation and 
approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Police. 

For placing additional riprap along the west breakwater at the 
port of^ Manila, as authorized by a resolution of the Commission of 
February fifteenth, nineteen hundred and seven, and to continue the 
project as authorized by a resolution of the Commission of July 
third, nineteen hundred and seven, to the extent of sixty-eight thou- 
sand seven hundred and seventy-four pesos, one hundred and thirty- 
seven thousand seven hundred and seventy- four pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Navigation, two nundred and fifteen 
thousand two hundred and seventy-four pesos. 

Total of appropriations for all purposes, two hundred and twenty 
thousand two nundred and seventy-four pesos. 

Sec. 2. All balances remaining "unexpended when any public work 
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shall be returned at once to the Treasury of the Philippine Islands 
and shall not be available for withdrawal or disbursement thereafter, 
but shall be carried to the account of funds realized from the sale or 
public-improvement bonds. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
j-ixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, July 5, 1907. 

[No. 1669.] 

AN ACT To annex the municipalities of the late province of Bomblon to the 
third assembly district of Capiz for the purposes of the election to be held 
.July thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, and amending the election law 
by reducing the number of delegates to the Philippine assembly to eighty and 
redistrictlng the province of Caplz for the assembly election to be held In 
nineteen hundred and nine and thereafter. 

Whereas the late Province of Romblon has been made a subprov- 
ince of Capiz and has thus lost its identity as a province and its right 
to separate representation in the Philippine Assembly; and 

WTiereas it is necessary that the qualified electors in the subprov- 
ince of Romblon be not disfranchised in the forthcoming assembly 
election; and 

Whereas it is not practicable at the present time to make an entire 
new division of the Province of Capiz into assembly districts, inas- 
much as such entire division would take effect so late as to be an 
injustice to a great number of electors and their candidates: Now, 
therefore. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commusion^ that: 

Section v. The first paragraph of section five of Act Numbered 
Fifteen hundred and eighty -two is hereby amended to read as follows : 

" Sec. 5. The Philippine Assembly.— The Philippine Assembly 
shall consist of eighty members, apportioned among the provinces as 
follows : 



Albay 


three 


Leyte 


four 


Ambos Caniarines 


three * 


Manila 


two 


Antique 


one 


Mindoro 


one 


Bataan 


one 


Misamis 


two 


Batangas 


three 


Nueva EcIJa 


one 


Bohol 


three 


Ocidental Negros 


three 


Bulacan 


two 


Oriental Negros 


two 


Cagayan 


two 


Palawan 


one 


Capiz 


three 


Pampanga 


two 


Cavite 


one 


Pangasinan 


five 


Cebu 


seven 


Rizal 


two 


I locos Norte 


two 


Samar 


three 


Ilocos Sur 


three 


Sorsogon 


two 


Hollo 


five 


Surlgao 


one 


Isabela 


one 


Tarlac 


two 


La Laguna 


two 


Tayabas 


two 


La Union 


two 


Zambales 


one." 



Sec. 2. The municipalities of Badaioz, Cajidiocan, Looc, Odion- 
gan, Romblon, excepting the Island or Maestro de Campo, and San 
Fernando are hereby added to the third district of Capiz. 

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The posting of notices and maps required for Assembly districts 
by Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and eighty-two is hereby declared 
to be unnecessary for the election to be held July thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and seven, within the district hereby created, and the re^- 
tration heretofore effected and the registry lists made in the various 
municipalities and precincts in said district, as such lists shall be 
corrected in accordance with the provisions of said Act, shall be used 
as the registry lists within the various municipalities in the said new 
district, and, generally, all official acts don^ with respect to said 
election in the municipalities and precincts affected by this Act as 
they were constituted prior to the passage hereof and which were 
legal at the time that they were done are hereby ratified and con- 
firmed and made applicable to the election to be held on the thirtieth 
day of July, nineteen hundred and seven, in the new district hereby 
created. 

Sec. 3. For the purposes of the election to be held on the first 
Tuesday after the first Monday in November^ nineteen hundred and 
nine, and elections subsequent thereto, the ninth paragraph of sec- 
tion seven of said Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and eighty-two 
is hereby repealed and a new paragraph substituted therefor to read 
as follows: 

" Capiz : First District — Composed of the municipalities of Capiz, 
Dao, Dumarao, luisan, Panay, Panitan, Pilar, JPontevedra, and 
Sigma. Second District — Composed of the municipalities of Calibo, 
Dumalag, Jamindan, Mambusao, New Washington, Sapian, and 
Tapas. Third District — Composed of the municipalities of Badajoz, 
Buruanga, Cajidiocan, Ibajay, Looc, Malinao, Nabas, Odiongan, 
Romblon, excepting the Island of Maestro de Campo, San Fernando, 
and Taft" 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 5. Sections one, two, and four of this Act shall take effect 
on July fifteenth, nineteen hundred and seven, and section three shall 
take effect on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 
nineteen hundred and nine. 

Enacted, July 8, 1907. 



[No. 1670.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the trustees or directors of asylums and institutions where 
poor children are maintained ut public expense to place such children in 
charge of suitable persons and providing for the adoption of such children. 

By autJiority of the United States^ be it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The board of trustees or directors of any asylum or 
institution in which poor children are cared for and maintained at 
public expense are hereby authorized, with the consent of the Director 
of Health, to place any orphan or other child so maintained therein 
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to support such child, in charge of any suitable person who may 
desire to take such child and shall furnish satisfactory evidence of 
his ability suitably to maintain, care for, and educate such child. 

Sec. 2. The entrusting of any child to a person as provided in the 
preceding section shall not constitute a legal adoption and shall not 
affect the civil status of such child or prejudice the right of any 
person entitled to its legal custody or guardianship. 

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of any person who shall take any poor 
child from an asylum^or institution, as provided in section one of 
this Act, suitably "to maintain, care for, and educate such child while 
in his custody. The Director of Health shall visit such child per- 
sonally or by agent at least once every three months and make all 
needful inquiries as to its welfare. 

Sec. 4. If the Director of Health shall find that any child so taken 
from any asylum or institution is not being properly maintained, 
cared for, and educated, or if the person with whom such child has 
been placed shall no longer desire to retain the custody thereof, the 
Director of Health shall again place the child in the asylum or insti- 
tution from which it was taken. 

Sec. 5. Upon the application of any person to the trustees or 
directors of any asylum or institution where poor children are main- 
tained at public expense to adopt any child so maintained therein, 
it shall be the duty of such trustees or directors, with the approval 
of the Director of Health, to report the fact to the provincial fiscal, 
or in the city of Manila to the city attorney, and such official shall 
thereupon prepare the necessary adoption papers and present the 
matter to the proper court. The costs of such proceedings in court 
shall be de o-fiew. 

Sec. 6. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, July 8, 1907. 



[No. 1671.] 

AN ACT To amend Act Numl>ere(l Three hundred and forty-five, entitled "An 
Act designating the days which shall be observed as public holidays in the 
Philippine Islands," as amended, so as to malie election days public holidays. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ tnat: 

Section 1. Section one of Act Numbered Three hundred and 
forty-five, as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows : 

" Section 1. The first day of each week, commonly called Sun- 
day, the first of January, the twenty-second of February, Thursday 
and Friday of what is commonly called Holy Week, the thirtieth 
of May, to l>e Imown as lyiomorial Day in honor of the soldiers and 
sailors of the ITnited States who giwe up their lives for their coun- 
try, the fourth of July, the thirteenth of August, Thanksgiving 
Day, the twenty-fifth of December, and the thirtieth of December 



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shall be public holidays. The thirtieth of July, nineteen hundred 
and seven, and the first Tuesday after the first Monday of Novem- 
ber of each odd numbered year and the days which may be pro- 
claimed by virtue of section two hereof shall also be public holidays 
in all those provinces and Assembly districts in which elections 
are held under Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and eighty-two. 
Public holidays shall not be legally recognized as days for present- 
ing for payment or acceptance, for the maturity and protest, and 
for giving notice of the dishonor of bills of exchange, bank checks, 
and promissory notes, or other commercial or negotiable paper; 
and all notes, drafts, checks, or other commercial or negotiable 

Eaper falling due or maturing on any of said public holidays shall 
e deemed as having matured on the day previous : Provided^ That 
in the case of notes, drafts, checks, or other commercial or negotia- 
Ifle paper falliujg due or maturing on any public holiday when the 
preceding day is also a public holiday, the* same shall be deemed 
as having matured on the last preceding day which is not a public 
holiday.'" 

Sec. 2. Whenever a day shall have been specially designated by 
proclamation of the Governor-General for the election of a Delegate 
to the Philippine Assembly or for the election of provincial officials 
as provided tor in section four of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred 
and eighty-two, the Governor-General may in his discretion also 
proclaim said day to be a« public holiday within the district or prov- 
ince in which said special election is to be held. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, July 9, 1907. 



[No. 1672.] 

AN ACT To amend Act Numbered Eighty-three by providing for the estab- 
lishment and maintenance under certain conditions of provincial toll ferries. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Secthon 1. Act Numbered Eighty-three is hereby amended by add- 
ing thereto a new section to be numbered forty-six and to read as 
f oUows : 

" Sec. 46. Whenever for thirty days after service of a request by 
the provincial board any municipality declines or neglects to estab- 
lish and maintain a suitable system ]^ of ferries for public use, the 
provincial board may designate, subject to revocation by the Gov- 
ernor-General, such ferries as provincial toU ferries, may make appro- 
priations from the provincial road and bridge fund for the construc- 
tion, maintenance, and operation thereof, and may from time to 
time, subject to the approval of the Governor-General, establish 

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reasonable rates of tolls to be paid for the use thereof: Provided^ 
That officers and enlisted men and civil employees of the United 
States Armj^, Navy, and Marine Corps and other branches of the 
Federal service shall be exempt from the payment of tolls or charges 
under this Act. The pr(K»eeas from any such provincial toll ferry 
shall go into and become a part of the provincial road and bridge 
fimd of the province in which the ferry is operated. 

"Whenever either the Govemor-Oeneral or the provincial board 
shall decide that the financial situation of a province is such that 
the collection of tolls on any ferry may be discontinued without 
injurj to the welfare of the province, the Govemor-Gteneral or the 
provincial board, as the case may be, shall so order and thereafter 
such ferry shall be free for public use. 

" It shall be unlawful for any i>erson whatever to use any such 
provincial toll ferry except as provided in this section without pay- 
ing the toll provided tiierefor, and anv person who shall make use 
thereof in violation of this section shall be punished by a fine not to 
exceed fifty pesos and in default of the payment thereof shall be 
imprisoned one day for each peso of fine and costs unpaid." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take eflFect on its passage. 

Enacted, July 9, 1907. 



[No. 1673.] 

AN ACT Amending sections four and twelve of Act Numbered Seven hundred 
and eighty-seven, as amended by sections one and five of Act Numbered 
Twelve hundred and eighty-three, by providing for the organization of the 
legislative council of the Moro Province and for the subordinate positions of 
engineer and superintendent of schools of the Moro Province. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the PMlippine 
Commissions that: 

Section 1. Section four of Act Numbered Seven hundred and 
eighty-seven, entitled '^An Act providing for the organization and 
government of the Moro Province," as amended by section one of 
Act Numbered Twelve hundred and eighty-three, is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 4. The Governor-General, by and with the consent of the 
Philippine Commission, shall appoint, for the Moro Province, a gov- 
ernor, attorney, secretary, and treasurer. The provincial governor 
and secretary may be officers of the Army, detailed on request of the 
Philippine Commission by the commanding general of the Philip- 
pines Division, to perform the duties of provincial governor arid sec- 
retary of the Moro Province. In the event of a vacancy occurring 
in any of the offices hereinbefore mentioned, it shall be promptly 
reported to the Governor-General by the provincial governor. The 
provincial governor may, until such vacancy is fillSi, require any 
provincial officer to perform the duties of the vacant office in addition 
to the regular duties of such provincial officer." 



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Sec. 2. Section twelve of Act Numbered Seven hundred and eighty- 
seven, as amended by section five of Act Numbered Twelve hundred 
and eighty-three, is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 12. The governor, the secretary, the treasurer, and the 
attorney of the province shall constitute the legislative council of 
the province and each shall have a right to vote therein. Three 
memoers shall constitute a quorum for legislative action. In case 
of a tie vote on any proposed enactment the proposition which shall 
have received the vote or the governor shall prevail. 

" The legislative council may create the positions of engineer of 
the Moro Province and superintendent of scnools of the Moro Prov- 
ince, assign the duties and fix the compensation therefor: Provided^ 
That the engineer mav be an officer of the Army detailed on request of 
the legislative council by the commanding general of the Department 
of Mindanao to perform the duties of such office. The engineer and 
superintendent of schools shall be appointed by the provincial gov- 
ernor subject to confirmation by the legislative council." 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws,'- passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take eflFect on its passage. 

Enacted, July 20, 1907. 

[No. 1674.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the Governor-General to consolidate any two or more 
appointive positions and later to restore them to their previous status whenever 
in his judgment such action will promote the public interest. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Whenever in his judgment the public interest will be 
promoted by the consolidation of two or more appointive positions 
the Governor-General may declare such positions to be consolidated, 
may fix the salary of the position resulting therefrom at not to exceed 
seventy-five per cent of the sum of the salaries of the positions con- 
solidated, and may apportion the payment thereof among the branches 
of the Government served by the official or employee receiving the 
same. 

Sec. 2. Whenever two or more appointive positions have been con- 
solidated as provided in section one of this Act, the Governor-General 
may restore them to their previous status when in his opinion the pub- 
lic interest is no longer served by such consolidation, and thereupon 
the salaries payable to the separated positions shall be the same as 
were paid at the time of consolidation. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, July 22, 1907. 



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[No. 1675.] 

AN AC5T Amending Act Numbered One hundred and thirty-six, as amended, by 
creating the office of reporter of the Supreme Court, and for other purposes. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Sections thirt;^, thirty-one, and thirty-two of Act Num- 
bered One hundred and thirty-six, entitled "An Act providing for 
the organization of courts in the Phihppine Islands," as amended, are 
hereby further amended to read as follows : 

" Sec. 30. Reporter of decisions, — The Governor-General, with the 
advice and consent of the Philippine Commission, and upon nomina- 
tion by the Supreme Court, shall appoint a reporter of the decisions 
of the Supreme Court, who shall receive a salary at the rate of seven 
thousand pesos per annum. The reporter shall have such clerical and 
other assistants as from time to time may be authorized by law. He 
shall be provided with a suitable office and office facilities. 

" Sec. 31. Reporter a ministerial officer, — The reporter shall be a 
ministerial officer, subject to the orders of the Supreme Court. He 
shall prepare and publish with each case a concise synopsis of the 
facts necessary to a clear understanding of the decision, and shall 
state the names of counsel, and concisely the material and con- 
troverted points made, and the authority therein cited by them, and 
shall prefix to each case a syllabus, which shall be confined, as near as 
may be, to points of law decided by the court on the facts of the case, 
without a recital therein of the facts. He shall make all necessary 
translations of the decisions from the Spanish into the English lan- 
guage, and shall verify all translations or the decisions made from the 
English into the Spanish language. He shall also edit and publish the 
Official Gazette in its present form, shall compile the annual volumes 
of the public laws, and shall perform such other duties as may be as- 
signed to him by the court : Provided^ however^ That in the editing and 
publishing of the Official Gazette, and in the desi^ation of such mat- 
ter as shall be published therein, and in the compilation of the annual 
volumes of the public laws, the reporter shall be subject to the general 
direction and supervision of the Governor-General: And provided 
further^ That the printing, sale, and distribution of the Gazette shall 
be performed by the Director of Printing in accordance with existing 
law. 

" Sec. 32. What cases reported^ and how reported, — ^The judges 
shall prepare and furnish to the reporter report of the opinions oy 
them severally given, embracing such decisions of the court as may be 
deemed by the court of sufficient importance to be printed and pub- 
lished, as rapidly as such decisions are promulgated. Dissenting opin- 
ions may be published with the majority opinions if the dissenting 
judge or judges so direct." 

Sec. 2. Subsections {c) and (A) of section three of Act Numbered 
Fourteen hundred and seven, entitled " The Reorganization Act," and 
all other Acts or parts of Acts in conflict or inconsistent with the pro- 
visions of this Act, are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 



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two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred.. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, July 23, 1907. 



[No. 1676.] 

AN ACT To amend section three of Act Numbered Sixteen hundred and forty- 
nine, entitled "An Act declaring all of the territory comprised in the Island of 
Marinduque a subprovince of Tabayas, and for other purposes," by providing 
for the return of a portion of the internal-revenue collections to the treasury 
of the subprovince of Marinduque for the sole use and l;>enefit of the inhabit- 
ants thereof. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section three of Act Numbered Sixteen hundred and 
forty-nine, entitled "An Act declaring all of the territory comprised 
in the Island of Marinduque a subprovince of Tabayas, and for 
other purposes," is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
foUowmg: 

^' Provided^ That there shall accrue to the treasury of the sub- 
province of Marinduque as constituted by this Act, for the sole use 
and benefit of the inhabitants thereof, seventy per centum of such 
proportion of internal revenue which by law accrues to the Province 
of Tayabas as the number of inhabitants of said subprovince, as 
shown by the last official census, bears to the total population of the 
province of which it forms a part, as shown by the same census." 

Sec. 2. This Act shall be retroactive in eflFect and the proportion of 
internal-revenue collections allowed in section one hereof shall accrue 
to the subprovince of Marinduque from the date of its establishment 
as a subprovince. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, July 24, 1907. 

[No. 1677.] 

AN ACT To provide anatomical material for the advancement of medical 

science. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The body of any deceased person which is to be buried 
at public expense and which is unclaimed by relatives or friends for 
a period of forty-eight hours after death shall be subject to the dis- 
position of the iBureau of Health, and, bv order of the Director of 
Health, may be devoted to the purposes oi medical science and to the 
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subject to such regulations as said Director of Health with the ap- 
proval of the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe. The regula- 
tions of the Director of Health shall provide for the decent burial 
of the remains and for defraying the necessary expenses incident 
thereto. 

Sec. 2. The making use of the bpdy of any deceased person for 
scientific investigations, except for the purposes of an autopsy, or as 
in this Act provided, shall be punishea by a fine not exceeding two 
hundred pesos, or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, or by 
both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, August 6, 1907. 

[No. 1C78.] 

AN ACT Providing for the publication in the Official Gazette of certain notices 
of the court of land registration and amending Act Numbered Four hundred 
and ninety-six, as amended. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section thirty-one of Act Numbered Four hundred and 
ninety-six, as amended by section six of Act Numbered Sixteen hun- 
dred and forty-eight, is hereby further amended so as to read as 
follows : 

"Sec. 31. Upon receipt of the application, certificate, and accom- 
panying papers from the register of deeds, the clerk shall cause notice 
of the filing of the application to be published twice, in successive 
issues of the Official Gazette, in both the 'English and the Spanish 
languages. The notice shall be issued by order of the court, attested 
by the clerk and shall be in form substantially as follows : 

*' Registration of Title. 

" Province (or city) of 

" Court of Land Registration. 

"To [here insert the names of all persons appearing to have an interest and the 
adjoining owners so far as known], and to all wliom it may concern: 
"Whereas an application has been presented to said court by [name or names, 
and addresses in full] to register and confirm his (or their) title in the follow- 
ing-described lands [insert description], you are hereby cited to appear at the 

Court of Land Registration, to be held at , in said Province (or 

city) of , on the day of 

, A. D., nineteen hundred and , at 

o'clock in the forenoon, to show cause. If any you have, why the prayer of said 
application shall not be granted. And unless you appear at such court, at the 
time and place aforesaid, your default will be recorded and the said applica- 
tion will be taken as confessed, and you will be forever barred from contesting 
said application or any decree entered thereon. 

"Witness: Judge of said court, this 

day of , in the year nineteen hundred and ' 

"Attest I 

''Clerk of said Court:* 



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Sec. 2. The publication in the Official Gazette of the notice pro- 
vided for in section one of this Act shall be in lieu of the publication 
thereof in the newspapers as heretofore provided, and all Acts and 
parts of Acts in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on October first, nineteen hundred 
and seven. 

Enacted, August 8, 1907. 



[No. 1679.1 

AN ACT Making appropriations for sundry expenses of the" Insular Govern- 
ment for the flsoal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eight, 
and other designated periods. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted hy tlie Philippine 
Commission^ that : 

Section 1. The following sums, or so much thereof as mav be 
respectively necessary, are hereby appropriated, out of any funcls in 
the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in part compensa- 
tion for the service of the Insular Government for the fiscal year end- 
ing June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eight, and thereafter until 
expended, unless otherwise stated : 

EXECUTrVE. 

For salaries as follows : Governor-General, at thirty thousand pesos 
per annum; Secretary of the Interior, at twenty-one thousand pesos 
per annum ; Secretary of Commerce and Police, at twenty-one thou- 
sand pesos per annum ; Secretary of Finance and Justice, at twenty- 
one thousand pesos per annum; Secretary of Public Instruction, at 
twenty-one thousand pesos per annum; private secretary to the 
Governor-General, at five thousand pesos per annum; four private 
secretaries, at four thousand eight hundred pesos per annum each; 
one hundred and thirty-eight thousand two hundred pesos. 

PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

For salaries of the President and four Commissioners, at ten thou- 
sand pesos per annum each; three Commissioners, not secretaries of 
departments, at fifteen thousand pesos per annum each ; Secretary of 
the Commission, at six thousand pesos per annum, which position is 
hereby created, effective as of the date of the organization of the 
Philippine Legislature; three private secretaries, at two thousand 
eight hundred pesos per annum each; for payment of expenses inci- 
dent to the work of compilation and codification of the laws of the 
Philippine Islands, as contemplated by a resolution of the Commis- 
sion dated May ninth, nineteen hundred and seven; and for the 
expenses of a joint committee to serve during recess of the Philip- 
pine Legislature : Provided^ That neither the President nor any Com- 



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missioner serving on such joint committee shall be entitled to addi- 
tional compensation thereior; one hundred thousand pesos. 

The Secretarjr of the C!ommission shall be appointed oy resolution 
of the Commission and shall perform the duties which would prop- 
erly be required of the Recorder of the Commission under existing 
law after the organization of the Philippine Legislature and such 
other duties as may be fixed by resolution of the Commission. He 
shall also act as chief of the division of legislative records of the 
Executive Bureau. 

PHILIFPINE ASSEMBLY. 

For per diems of Delegates, two hundred and eighty-eight thou- 
sand pesos; for traveling expenses of Dele^at^, salaries and wages 
of the necessary subordinate personnel, printing and binding, postage 
and telegrams, rental of a suitable building or Duildings for the pur- 
poses of the Assembly, expenses of a joint committee to serve during 
recess of the Philippine Legislature, including additional compensa- 
tion to be fixed by joint resolution of the Commission and Assembly 
for the seven Delegates representing the Assembly on said committee, 
and other necessary expenses to be disbursed in accordance with res- 
olutions of the Assembly, two hundred and twelve thousand pesos. 

EXECUTIVE BUREAU. 

Executive Bureau: For salaries and wages of Executive Secretary, 
at eighteen thousand pesos per annum; Assistant Executive Secre- 
tary, at twelve thousand pesos per annum; Second Assistant Execu- 
tive Secretary, at seven thousand pesos per annum ; Special Agent, at 
eight thousand pesos per annum, who shall be appointed by the 
Governor-General, with the advice and consent of the Commission, 
and perform such duties as the Executive Secretary shall direct; 
Recorder of the Commission, at five thousand pesos per annum up to 
but not including the date of the organization of the Philippine 
Legislature. 

Division of le^slative records: 

A division of legislative records is hereby authorized from and 
after the date of the organization of the Philippine Legislature. The 
Secretary of the Commission shall be chief of said division, as here- 
inbefore provided, and as such shall perform the duties of the posi- 
tion under the supervision of the Executive Secretary, and such other 
duties as may be assigned to him by the Executive Secretary. He 
shall be allowed the following force : One clerk, class six ; two clerks, 
class seven ; one clerk, class nine ; one clerk, class ten ; one messenger, 
at three hundred pesos per annum ; and such other employees as may 
be necessary from time to time and as may be assigned to his office 
by the Executive Secretary from the authorized force of the Execu- 
tive Bureau. Pending the establishment of the division of legisla- 
tive records, the Recorder of the Commission shall be allowed the 
force herein authorized for the Secretary of the Commission, except- 
ing one clerk class six. 

Translating division : 

Chief of division, at seven thousand pesos per annum; assistant 
chief, olass four; one clerk, class five; two clerks, class six; one clerk, 
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class eight; two clerks, Class A; one clerk, Class F; one messenger, 
at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum. 

Division of archives, patents^ copyrights, and trade-marks : 

Chief of division, at six thousand pesos per anniun; one clerk, 
class seven; three employees, class eight; one clerk, class ten; one 
clerk, Class C; two clerks. Class D; two clerks. Class F; three clerks. 
Class H ; one clerk. Class I ; two clerks, Class J ; two messengers, at 
three hundred pesos per annum each. 
Law division : 

Chief of division, at six thousand pesos per annum; one clerk, 
class six; one clerk, class seven; one clerk, at three thousand pesos 
per annum; one clerk, class eight; one clerk, Class B; one clerk. 
Class C ; one clerk. Class H ; one special employee, at seven hundred 
and twenty pesos per annum; one messenger, at two hundred and 
forty pesos per annum. 

Administration division : 

Chief of division, class three ; assistant chief of division, class four ; 
one clerk, class five ; three clerks, class six ; eight clerks, class seven ; 
three clerks, class eight ; four clerks, class nine ; one employee, at two 
thousand one hundred and sixty pesos per annum ; three clerks. Class 
A ; two clerks, Class B ; one clerk, Class D ; one clerk, Class E ; four 
messengers, at four hundred and eighty pesos per annum each ; eleven 
messengers, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum each; two 
messengers, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum each. 
Records division : 

Chief of division, class four; one clerk, class five; one clerk, class 
' six ; four clerks, class seven ; four clerks, class eight ; three clerks, 
class nine; one clerk, class ten; one clerk. Class A; one clerk. Class 
B ; two clerks, Class C ; four clerks, Class D ; two clerks. Class E ; two 
clerks. Class F ; three clerks, Class G ; two clerks. Class H ; two clerks. 
Class I ; five messengers, at four hundred and eighty pesos per annum 
each ; four messengers, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum 
each. 

Custodian force: 

One janitor, Class A; one watchman, Class G; ten laborers, at 
twenty-five pesos per month each ; four laborers, at twenty pesos per 
month each. 

Miscellaneous : 

For compensation of supervisor of land assessments, members of 
central equalizing board, and clerk, as authorized by Act Numbered 
Fourteen hundred and seventy-two. 

Per diems of ten pesos for the United States Army officer detailed 
as aid-de-camp to the Governor-General. 

For hire of temporary employees, including translators. 
Contingent expenses : 

For contingent expenses, including purchase of office furniture and 
supplies; per diems of officers and employees when traveling on offi- 
cial business; transportation of officers, employees, and supplies; 
cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding; advertis- 
ing; subscription to newspapers; for a fund to be expended in the 
discretion ofthe Governor-General ; for a special fund to be expended 
in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior for such purposes 
as may be considered necessary in establishing and promoting friendly 
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six thousand pesos; for electric lighting, ice, distilled water, and sup- 
plies for the Ayuntamiento Building; telephone rent, Ayuntamiento 
Building; for contingent expenses of Malacafian, including lighting 
of park and buildings, purchase and repair of furniture and supplies, 
maintenance of buildings and grounds, telephone rent, hire and main- 
tenance of transportation; and other incidental expenses; four hun- 
dred and eighty thousand pesos. 

BUREAU OF AUDITS. 

Bureau of Audita: For salaries and wages of — 
Administration : 

Insular Auditor, at twelve thousand pesos per annum; Deputy 
Insular Auditor, at seven thousand five hundred pesos per annum; 
two Assistant Auditors, at six thousand pesos per annum each ; four 
clerks, class three; two clerks, class four; two clerks, class five; five 
clerks, class six; eight clerks, class seven; eleven clerks, class eight; 
eight clerks, class nine; five clerks, class ten; three clerks. Class A; 
two clerks, Class B ; three clerks. Class C ; two clerks. Class D ; two 
clerks. Class E ; four clerks. Class F ; four clerks, Class G ; two clerks. 
Class H; fifteen clerks. Class I; eight clerks. Class J; one messenger, 
at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum; three messengers, at 
two hundred and forty pesos per annum each. 
Provincial division: 

Chief District Auditor, at six thousand pesos per annum; two 
clerks, class four; ten clerks, class five; ten clerks, class six; four 
clerks, class seven j two clerks, class eight; two clerks, class nine. 
Bond division: 

One clerk, class six ; two clerks, class nine ; one clerk. Class J. 
Railway division: 

One clerk, class six; one clerk, class eight; one clerk. Class D; one 
clerk, at one thousand pesos per annum; two clerks. Class G; three 
clerks. Class H ; one messenger, at two hundred and forty pesos per 
annum. 

Miscellaneous : 

For reimbursement to the Bureau of the Treasury of portion of 
expense of watchman service furnished by that Bureau for the 
Intendencia Building, one thousand five hundred pesos; for service 
of policemen at the Bureau of Printing in connection with the 
printing of stamps and other matter having a cash value; and for 
hire of temporary employees. 
Contingent expenses : 

For contingent expenses, including purchase of office furniture and 
supplies; per diems of officers and employees when traveling on 
official business; transportation of officers^ employees, and supplies; 
cablegrams; postage and telegrams; prmting and binding; and 
other incidental expenses; three hundred and sixty-six thousand six 
hundred pesos. 

From the clerks authorized for the Bureau of Audits the Insular 
Auditor is authorized to designate a sufficient number as District 
Auditors to carry out the provisions of existing law. 
Fidelity hiond premiums : 

For the payment of premiums on the fidelity bonds, twenty-five 
thousand pesos. 



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The Bureau of Audits is hereby transferred from the Department 
of Finance and Justice to the executive control and supervision of 
the Governor-General, and sections twenty-eight and thirty-one of 
Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and seven are hereby amended 
accordingly. 

BUREAU OF CIVIL SERVICE. 

Bureau of CivU Service: For salaries and wages of Director of 
Civil Service, at ten thousand pesos per annum, and two Assistant 
Directors of Civil Service, at six thousand i)esos per annum each : 
Provided^ however^ That in case of the resignation or separation 
from the service or any one of the incumbents of the positions of 
Assistant Director of Civil Service, the authorized officials of the 
Bureau shall be the following: One Director of Civil Service, at 
eight thousand pesos per annum, and one Assistant Director of Civil 
Service, at seven thousand pesos per annum: Provided^ That the 
salary of the present incumbent of the office of Director of Civil 
Service shall not be chang:ed; one- examiner, class three; one exam- 
iner, class four; one examiner, class five; two examiners, class six; 
two examiners, class seven; three examiners, class eight; one clerk, 
class nine; one clerk, Class A; one clerk, Class B; one clerk, Class 
C; one clerk. Class D;.one clerk. Class E; one clerk. Class F; one 
clerk, Class G ; one clerk. Class H ; one clerk. Class I ; one messen- 
ger, Class J; one messenger, at three hundred and sixty pesos per 
annum; one messenger, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum; 
and hire of temporair employees ; for conting^ent expenses, including 
purchase of books, office furniture, and supplies; per diems of officers 
and employees when traveling on official business; for transporta- 
tion of officers, employees, and supplies; cable^ams; postage and 
telegrams; printing and binding; and other incidental expenses; 
Provided^ That the cost of cablegrams sent at the request of other 
branches of the Government shall be borne by the office making such 
request; seventy-eight thousand three hundred pesos. 

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. 
BUREAU OP HEALTH. 

Bureau of Health: For salaries and wages of — 
General office: 

Director of Health, at twelve thousand pesos per annum ; chief 
clerk, class four; three clerks, class seven; one clerk, class nine; 
three clerks, Class A; one clerk. Class E; one clerk. Class I; one 
clerk, Class J; five employees, at thirty pesos per month each; one 
employee, at twenty pesos per month. 
Inspection division: 

Assistant Director of Health, at seven thousand five hundred 
pesos per annum; one district health officer, Cebu and Oriental 
Negros, at five thousand pesos per annum ; one district health officer, 
Albay and Ambos Camarines, at four thousand pesos per annum; 
one district health officer, Palawan, at four thousand pesos per 
annum; one district health officer, Lepanto-Bontoc, at four thou- 
sand pesos per annum; one district health officer, Pampanga, at 
three thousand four hundred pesos per annum; one district health 

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officer, Batangas and Tavabas, at three thousand two hundred pesos 
per anniun ; one district health officer, Iloilo, at three thousand pesos 
per annum; one district health officer, Leyte and Samar, at three 
thousand pesos per annum; one district health officer, Bataan, Cavite, 
and Rizal, at two thousand eight hundred pesos per annum ; one dis- 
trict health officer, Mindoro and Romblon, at two thousand eight 
hundred pesos per annum ; one district health officer, Bulacan, at two 
thousand seven hundred pesos per annum ; one district health officer, 
Occidental Negros, at two thousand seven hundred pesos per annum ; 
one district health officer. La Laguna, at two thousand four hundred 

Cs per annum ; one district health officer, Bohol, at two thousand 
hundred pesos per annum ; one district health officer, Cagayan, at 
two thousand lour hundred pesos per annum ; one district health officer, 
Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur, at two thousand four hundred pesos per 
annum; one district health officer, Isabela, at two thousand four 
hundred pesos per annum; one district health officer. La Union and 
Zambales, at two thousand four hundred pesos per annum ; one dis- 
trict health officer, Misamis, at two thousand four hundred pesos per 
annum; one district health officer, Nueva Ecija, at two thousand four 
hundred pesos per annum ; one district health officer, Pangasinan, at 
two thousand tour hundred pesos per annum ; one district health 
officer, Sorsogon and subprovmce oi Masbate, at two thousand four 
hundred pesos per annum ; one district health officer, Surigao, at two 
thousand four hundred pesos per annum; one district health officer, 
Tarlac, at two thousand four hundred pesos per annum ; one district 
health officer, at one thousand eight hundred pesos per annum: Pro- 
vided^ That the Provinces of Cagayan and Isabela may be merged 
into one district upon petition oi both provincial boards and when 
in the opinion of the Secretary of the Interior such merger is de- 
manded by the public interest: And provided further^ That payments 
to district health officers at lar^e, on account of salaries and travel- 
ing expenses since July first, nineteen hundred and six, are hereby 
authorized and confirmed; one medical inspector, at five thousand 
four hundred pesos per annum ; one medical inspector, at five thou- 
sand pesos per annum ; one medical inspector, at four thousand eight 
hundred pesos per annum ; three medical inspectors, at four thousand 
five hundred pesos per annum each; thirteen medical inspectors, at 
four thousand pesos per annum each ; one clerk, class eight ; one sani- 
tary inspector, class ten; five employees, at thirty pesos per month 
each ; eleven employees, at twenty pesos per month each. 
Division of sanitary engineering : 

Chief of division, at seven thousand pesos per annum; one clerk, 
class nine; two sanitarv inspectors, class ten; one clerk. Class G; 
one junior draftsman. Class G. 
Division of statistics: 

Chief of division, at five thousand pesos per annum; one clerk, 
class eight ; two clerks. Class C ; one clerk, Class D ; one clerk, Class 
I; two clerks. Class J. 

Division of property : 

Chief of division, class six; one clerk, Class A; one clerk, Class F; 
one clerk. Class I ; four employees, at thirty pesos per month each. 
Division of vaccination : 

For the employment of vaccinators in the city of Manila and in the 

Srovinces, under such restrictions as the Secretary of the Interior may 
irect, the provisions of existing law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

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Sanitary stations : 

Seven saiytary inspectors, class ten ; three municipal physicians, at 
one hundred and forty -one pesos and sixty-seven centavos per month 
each; five municipal physicians, at one hundred and twenty-five 
pesos per month each ; ten assistant sanitary inspectors, at fifty pesos 
per month each. 

Disinfecting division : 

One disinf ector, class nine j two assistant disinf ectors, Class A ; six 
disinfectors' assistants, at thirty pesos per month each. 
Central free dispensary : 

One pharmacist, class ten ; one assistant pharmacist, at ninety pesos 
per month ; one employee, at forty pesos per month. 
General hospital division : 

One supervising nurse, class nine, with subsistence and quarters in 
kind; two internes, at one thousand pesos per annum each; two in- 
ternes, at six hundred pesos per annum each ; four internes, at three 
hundred pesos per annum each : Provided^ That internes may be al- 
lowed subsistence, quarters, and laundry in kind with or without 
other compensation and at the expense of the hospitals or other insti- 
tutions at which said internes shall be assigned to duty : Provided 
further^ That said internes shall be selected by the Director of Health 
after competitive examination to be prescribed by him, and the pro- 
visions of Act Numbered One thousand and forty and the Acts amend- 
atorv thereof shall not apply to these positions ; and that in the event 
of tlie selection for appointment to the position of interne of a per- 
son residing outside oi the Philippine Islands, such person shjill be 
entitled to actual and necessary traveling expenses from his place of 
residence to Manila, and after two years or satisfactory service he 
shall be entitled to actual and necessary traveling expenses from 
Manila to his place of residence if such expenses be not greater than 
to place of appointment. 

San Lazaro Hospitals division : 

One superintendent, class eight, one steward, class ten, one cook, 
at eighty pesos per month, one laborer, at thirty pesos per month, 
two laborers, at twenty-five pesos per month each, one driver, at 
twenty pesos per month, with subsistence and quarters in kind ; two 
watchmen, at ninety pesos per month each or one hundred and thirty 
pesos per month each if subsistence and quarters be not furnished; 
one engineer, at forty -eight pesos per month; two carpenters, at 
forty-eight pesos per month each ; four laborers, at twenty pesos per 
month each. 

Insane department : Nine attendants. Class C, one matron, at forty- 
eight pesos per month, two employees, at thirty pesos per month each, 
six employees, at twenty pesos per month each, seventeen employees, 
at fifteen pesos per month each, with subsistence and quarters in kind. 

Leper department : One house physician, class ten, two employees, 
at forty pesos per month each, nve employees, at twenty pesos per 
month each, seven employees, at fifteen pesos per month each, one em- 
ployee, at twelve pesos per month, twelve leper police, at twenty cen- 
tavos per diem each, with subsistence and quarters in kind. 

Contagious disease department: One chief trained nurse, at two 
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one cook, at forty pesos per month, two employees, at thirty pesos per 
month each, one employee, at twenty-five pesos per month, three em- 
ployees, at twenty pesos per month each, four employees, at fifteen 
pesos per month each, with subsistence and quarters in Kind. 

Morgue and crematory department: One morgue attendant. Class 
C, one cemetery inspector, at thirty pesos per month, two employees, 
at twenty-five pesos per month each, with subsistence and quarters in 
kind. 

Culion leper colony division : 

Chief of Culion leper colony division, at seven thousand pesos per 
annum, with quarters in kind ; one steward, class nine ; one assistant 
steward and engineer, class ten; one physician, class ten; one chap- 
lain, at one thousand eight hundred pesos per annum; one chaplain 
with quarters and subsistence ; two clerks, Class F ; for compensation 
of Sisters of Charity in leper hospital at rates to be fixed by the Di- 
rector of Health with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, 
not to exceed five thousand four hundred pesos; one employee, at 
fifty-eight pesos per month, six employees, at thirty pesos per month 
each, two employees, at twelve pesos per month each, one employee, at 
fifty pesos per month, two employees at twenty-five pesos per month 
each, one employee, at ten pesos per month, eleven employees, at six 
pesos per month each, twenty leper police, at twenty centavos per 
diem each, with subsistence and quarters in kind. 
Civil Hospital division : 

Chief, Civil Hospital division, at seven thousand pesos per annum; 
one superintendent, class eight, two house surgeons, class nine^ one dis- 
pensing clerk, class nine, one clerk, class nine, one clerk and interpre- 
ter. Class D, one matron, at two thousand and forty pesos per annum, 
one dietist. Class B, one operating nurse. Class B, thirteen nurses, 
Class C, two attendants. Class C, eight attendants. Class D, one prac- 
ticante, at twenty pesos per month, one chief cook, at seventy pesos 
per month, two cooks, at fifty pesos per month each, one employee, at 
thirty pesos per month, with siibsistence and quarters in kina ; six em- 
ployees, at twenty-six pesos per month each, six employees, at twenty- 
two pesos per month each, seven employees, at eighteen pesos per 
month each, thirteen employees, at fourteen pesos per month each, 
with subsistence in kind : Provided^ That the Director of Health may 
employ, without the intervention of the Bureau of Civil Service, an 
adaitional house surgeon for the Civil Hospital division, without pay, 
such house surgeon to receive subsistence and quarters, if accommoda- 
tion can be found for him in the buildings at present used in connec- 
tion with the Civil Hospital division, or in lieu thereof the Director 
of Health may designate one qualified physician, employee of the Gov- 
ernment, to be given board and quarters as additional compensation 
for his services during hours not engaged with his regular d!uties, the 
provisions of existing law to the contrary notwithstanding. 
Benguet Sanitarium division : 

One superintendent and cashier, class nine, one nurse and house- 
keeper, at one thousand nine hundred and twenty pesos per annum, 
two nurses, Class C, one cook, at fifty pesos per month, one employee, 
at thirty pesos per month, two employees, at sixteen pesos per month 
each, one employee, at ten pesos per month, with subsistence and 
quarters in kind ; for subsistence and quarters as additional compen- 
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partial services may be required and secured, the provisions of exist- 
ing law to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided^ That the charges 
at the Sanitarium as fixed by law prior to November first, nineteen 
hundred and five, may thereafter be changed by the Director of 
Health with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior. 
Prison sanitation division : 

One dispensing clerk, class nine, two hospital attendants. Class A, 
three practicantes, at seventy pesos per month each, with quarters in 
kind. 

Miscellaneous : 

Foi* the secretary-treasurers' and examiners' fees as provided by 
law, for the Board of Medical Examiners, Board of Pharmaceutical 
Examiners, and Board of Dental Examiners. 

For the hire of temporary employees : Provided^ That quarters and 
subsistence may be furnished to such temporary employees if rcjgular 
employees engaged in similar work are entitled to quarters ana sub- 
sistence. 

Contingent expenses: 

For contingent expenses, including purchase of office, hospical. 
plant, station, dispensary, and disinfecting furniture, equipment, ana 
supplies; per diems of officers and employees when traveling on 
official busmess; transportation of officers, employees, and supplies.; 
cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding; for the 
support and maintenance of hospitals, plants, and stations; for the 
suppression and extermination of epidemic diseases and pests; for 
subsistence of inmates of hospitals, plants, and camps for communi- 
cable diseases, and of other persons entitled thereto : Provided^ That 
commutation of subsistence, at rates to be approved by the Secretary 
of the Interior, may be paid in lieu of subsistence in kind : Provided 
further^ That the city of Manila shall pay at rates to be approved by 
the Secretary of the Interior for the maintenance of all insane per- 
sons committed after the date of this Act, who shall have resided in 
Manila for a period of one or more years prior to date of application 
for commitment, so long as the number of insane persons maintained 
at the expense of the Insular Government on account of the city of 
Manila shall exceed the latter's pro rata share of such persons on the 
basis of population ; for transportation of Sisters of Charity to and 
from Culion when sick; for subsistence of Sisters of Charity while 
en route from Manila to Culion and return; for payments to the 
Hospicio de San Jose, to the Colegio de Santa Isabel, and to the 
Saint Vincent de Paul Orphan Asylum, for the maintenance of 
orphans and other indigent persons : Provided^ That in the event of 
the marriage of any female inmate of a charitable institution who is 
maintained at the expense of the Government, a dowry equal to the 
expense of maintenance for two years may be paid to her from this 
appropriation in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior; for 
the free dispensing of medicines and medical supplies to indi^nt 
persons, or to Government employees, upon prescriptions of qualified 
physicians, in accordance with existing law; for custodian's charges; 
rents; repairs; for renewal and extension of plants; for vaccine 
virus; sera; telephones; photographs; ice; surgical instruments; 
medical and professional books and periodicals ^ electric current and 
illuminating supplies; cleaning vaults and pails; hire and mainte- 
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Health, gratuities of twenty centavos per week to the inmates of Gov- 
ernment leper institutions; for subsistence and quarters of medical 
officers of the Bureau of Health, in accordance with the provisions of 
Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and sixteen, when assigned to duty 
in institutions maintained by the Bureau of Health; collection of 
lepers; and other incidental expenses; one million two hundred and 
eighty thousand pesos. 

So much of the funds accruing from the license and internal- 
revenue taxes under the provisions of Act Numbered Fourteen hun- 
dred and sixty-one as may be necessary are hereby made available 
for the payment of the reasonable expenses in some reputable hos- 
pital of persons desiring to cure themselves of the opium habit, and, 
m the discretion of the Director of Health, of the traveling expenses 
from and to their place of residence in the provinces of sucn patients 
as reside outside of Manila and are in needy circumstances, and for 
other expenses incident thereto: Provided^ That no patient shall be 
treated at the expense of the Government imder the foregoing pro- 
visions for a longer period than sixty days : Provided furtlver^ That 
the expenditure of funds hereinbefore made available shall be under 
the direction and control of the Director of Health. 

BUREAU OF LANDS. 

Bureau of Lands: For salaries and wages of Director of Lands, 
at twelve thousand pesos per annum-; Assistant Director of Lands, 
at seven thousand five hundred pesos per annum; one chief clerk, 
class four; two clerks, class three; one chief surveyor, class three; 
one clerk, cla"fes five; five surveyors, class five; three clerks, class 
six; one computer, class six; seven surveyors, class six; one drafts- 
man, class six; seven clerks, class seven; fifteen transitmen, class 
seven; seven clerks, class eight; one superintendent of irrigation, 
class eight; twenty-two transitmen, class eight; one draftsman, class 
eight; nine clerks, class nine; six transitmen, class nine; six clerks, 
class ten; four transitmen, class ten; one clerk, Class A; two clerks. 
Class C ; three clerks. Class D ; six clerks. Class E ; one clerk. Class F ; 
two junior draftsmen. Class F; seven clerks. Class G; two junior 
draftsmen, Class G; four clerks, Class H; six junior draftsmen. 
Class H; six clerks. Class I; eight junior draftsmen. Class I; eight 
clerks. Class J; two junior draftsmen. Class J; one clerk, at tlu'ee 
hundred and sixty pesos per annum; four student surveyors, at 
thirty pesos per month each; fifteen student surveyors, at thirty 
pesos per month each, from January first, nineteen hundred 
and eight; fifteen student surveyors, at twenty pesos per month 
each, from July first to December thirty-first, nineteen hundred 
and seven: Provided^ That the provisions of sections one and two 
of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and ninety-one be and are 
hereby amended so as to permit students who have satisfactorily 
completed the second year of provincial or Manila high school in- 
struction to be certified by the Director of Education to the Director 
of Lands as student surveyors, and all student surveyors shall con- 
tinue their course of instruction in such school as the Secretary of 
Public Instruction may determine ; one clerk, at three hundred pesos 
per annum ; one clerk, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum ; 
two messengers, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum each; 
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twenty pesos per month; for hire of overseers, foremen, irrigation 
ditch tenders and laborers, chainmen. semiskilled and unskilled la- 
borers for survey parties; for special attorneys retained in "friar 
lands" cases; and for hire of temporary employees; for contin- 
gent expenses, including purchase oi office furniture and supplies; 
per diems of officers and employees not members of survey parties, 
including appraisers for public lands and " friar lands " estates, when 
traveling on official business; transportation of officers and em- 
ployees, of survejr parties, and of supplies; cablegrams; postage and 
telegrams; printing and binding; for the payment of sheriffs', reg- 
isters', and court fees in cases heretofore or nereafter instituted by or 
against the Government of the Philippine Islands affecting the pub- 
lic or other lands owned by the Government; for the purchase of 
drafting supplies, instruments, and equipment for field parties; for 
the purchase of subsistence and incidental supplies for survey par- 
ties; rents; repairs; for the purchase and maintenance of transpor- 
tation for managers of " friar lands " estates ; for an allowance of 
twenty pesos per month each to officers and employees in the prov- 
inces for each authorized horse furnished and maintained by said 
officers and employees for official transportation : Provided^ That the 
Director of Lands is hereby authorized in his discretion to advance 
to officers and employees not to expeed one hundred and twenty-five 
pesos for the purchase of each horse required for transportation, 
such advances to be reimbursed to the Government by monthly de- 
ductions of ten per centum from the officers' and employees' salaries, 
and for such advances this appropriation is hereby made available ; 
for repairs to irrigation dams and ditches and to buildings on " friar 
lands'' estates; lor the erection of survey monuments, and other 
incidental expenses; five hundred and sixty-eight thousand pesos. 

The resolution of the Commission dated May seventeenth, nineteen 
hundred and seven, approving the employment of Ciriaco Nazareno 
bj.the Bureau of Lands from February first, nineteen hundred and 
SIX, at four pesos per diem, while municipal president of Naic and 
receiving salary as such, is hereby confirmed, the provisions of exist- 
ing law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

BUBEAU OF SCIENCE. 

Bureau of Science: For salaries and wages of Director of the Bu- 
reau of Science, at twelve thousand pesos per month ; chief of the bio- 
logical laboratory, at ten thousand pesos per annum j chief of the divi- 
sion of mines, at six thousand pesos per annum ; chief of the division 
of ethnology, at six thousand pesos per annum ; chief of the chemical 
division, at six thousand pesos pe^^ annum ; one employee, class one ; 
two employees, class two ; one employee, at five thousand four hundred 
pesos per annum ; four employees, class three ; three employees, class 
four; seven employees, class five; seven employees, class six; eight 
employees, class seven; two employees, at three thousand pesos per 
annum each; six employees, class eight; one employee, class nine; two 
employees, class ten ; four employees. Class A ; two employees. Class 
C ; five employees. Class D ; one employee. Class E ; two employees, at 
nine hundred pesos per annum each; one employee, Class G; seven 
employees. Class H ; seven employees. Class I ; four employees. Class 

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J; two employees, at forty pesos per month each; one employee, at 
thirty-six pesos per month ; two employees, at thirty pesos per month 
each ; twenty employees, at twenty-nve pesos per month each ; ten em- 
ployees, at twenty pesos per month each ; for per diems to officers of 
the Federal service who may be detailed by competent authority for 
the Bureau of Science, the rate to be fixed by the Secretary of the 
Interior with the concurrence of the Governor-General in each 
instance; and for hire of emergency laborers and employees; for con- 
tingent expenses, including purchase of office furniture and supplies ; 
per diems of officers and employees when traveling on official business; 

Sir diems and traveling expenses of Elmer D. Merrill, botanist of the 
ureau of Science, as authorized by a resolution of the Commission, 
dated May tenth, nineteen hundred and seven ; transportation of offi- 
cers, employees, and supplies; cablegrams; postage and telegrams; 
printing ana binding; for the purchase of animals and food for same; 
scientific and technical instruments; books, magazines, periodicals, 
and other publications ; office, laboratory, engineering, scientific, and 
field equipment; repairs; engine supplies, fuel, and illuminating oil; 
chemicals; hire and maintenance of land transportation in the city of 
Manila ; window curtains or awnings ; for expense of collecting and 

S reserving natural history and botanical specimens; subsistence of 
eld parties entitled thereto ; rental of fire-alarm boxes ; photographic 
supplies; janitor's supplies; advertising the Philippine Journal of- 
Science; and other incidental expenses; three hundred and seven 
thousand seven hundred pesos. 

BUREAU OF AGRICULTURE. 

Bureau of Agriculture: For salaries and wages of Director of 
Agriculture, at ten thousand pesos per annum; Assistant Director 
oi Agriculture, at six thousand five hundred pesos per annum; 
superintendent of agricultural extension work, at five thousand pesos 
per annum; five employees, class five; eight employees, class six; 
seven employees, class seven; three employees, at three thousand 
pesos per annum each ; five employees, class eight ; eleven employees, 
class nine ; twelve employees, class ten ; two employees. Class A ; one 
employee. Class B ; one employee, Class C ; two employees, Class D : 
two employees, Class E; two employees, Class F; three employees, 
Class G ; two employees. Class H ; for hire of inoculators, live stock 
inspector, mechanics, teamsters, and laborers at stations and farms; 
for contingent expenses, including purchase of office furniture and 
supplies; per diems of officers and employees when traveling on 
official business; transportation of officers, employees, and supplies; 
cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding; for col- 
lection and purchase of seeds, plants, and so forth, for experimental 
purposes and distribution; for purchase of instruments and appa- 
ratus j live stock, vehicles, harness, and stable supplies; forage; 
machinery, implements, tools, and repairs; station and farm sup- 
plies; building materials: purchase and manufacture of serum; 
rents; for the purchase or rights of lessees and other occupants of 
lands required for farms and stations j for the maintenance of quar- 
antine and inoculation station : Provided^ That the location of sta- 
tions shall be in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior; and 
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BUBEAU OF FORESTRY. 



Bureau of Forestry: For salaries and wages of Director of For- 
estry, at eight thousand pesos per annum ; one forester, at four thou- 
sand eight hundred pesos per annum ; three foresters, class five ; three 
foresters, class six; one chief clerk, class six; one manager of timber 
testing laboratory,, class six ; three foresters, class seven ; one prop- 
erty clerk, at three thousand pesos per annum; one forester, class 
eignt; one clerk, class eight; one assistant forester. Class A; two 
assistant foresters. Class C; six assistant foresters. Class D; one 
clerk, Class E ; ten rangers. Class G ; one clerk. Class G ; ten rangers, 
Class H ; two clerks. Class H ; one draftsman, Cla&s II ; two messen- 
gers, at three hundred pesos per annum each ; one laborer, at twenty 
{)esos per month: and for hire of temporary employees, including 
aborers for field parties; for contingent expenses, including pur- 
chase of supplies and office furniture; per diems of officers and 
employees when traveling on official business; transportation of 
officers, employees, and supplies ; cablegrams ; postage and telegrams ; 

Printing and binding; purchase of specimen forest products; per 
iems of fifty centavos each for employees stationed in the provinces 
in lieu of cost of forage for horses to be furnished by them and used 
as means of official transportation; rents; maintenance and repair of 
equipment; expenses incident to examinations under the provisions 
of law regarding homesteads, sale and lease of public lands; and 
other incidental expenses; one hundred and eleven thousand pesos. 

BUREAU OF QUARANTINE SERVICE. 

Bureau of Quarantine Service : For salaries, allowances, and com- 
mutation of quarters of officers of the United States Public Health 
and Marine-Hospital Service as provided for by the regulations of 
said service; one officer, at four thousand four hundred pesos per 
annum; one officer, at two thousand four hundred pesos per annum; 
one engineer, class nine; two clerks, at two thousand and forty pesos 
per annum each; one clerk and disinfect or, at one thousand nine 
hundred and twentv pesos per annum; one chief disinfector. Class 
A; one night watchman. Class C; two disinfectors. Class D; two 
engineers. Class F; one assistant engineer, Class F; one vaccinator 
and disinfector. Class F: two disinfectors, Class H; one cook, Class 
H; two clerks and disiniectors, Class I; two clerks and disinfectors. 
Class J J one employee, at four hundred and eighty pesos per annum; 
two disinfectors^ assistants, at four hundred pesos per annum each; 
one messenger, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum ; fifteen 
attendants, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum each; seven 
employees, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum each; 
one patron, at one thousand and eighty pesos per annum; two 
patrons, at eight hundred and forty pesos per annum each; 
one engfineer, at one thousand and eighty pesos per annum; 
two en^neers, at eight hundred and forty pesos per annum each; 
one assistant engineer, at seven hundred and eighty pesos per annum; 
one quartermaster, at five hundred and forty pesos per annum; two 
quartermasters, at three hundred pesos per annum each ; two firemen. 
at five hundred and forty pesos per annum each; four firemen, at 
three hundred pesos per annum each; four sailors, at three hundred 
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forty pesos per annum each; for temporary employees; for the pay- 
ment of necessary fees not to exceed twenty pesos per vessel to med- 
ical officers of the United States Army or Navy, or other qualified 
physicians, for quarantine inspection of vessels at ports of entry 
where no reg;ular officer of the United States Public Health and 
Marine-Hospital Service is available; for labor for the maintenance 
of grounds at quarantine stations; for contingent expenses, includ- 
ing purchase of office furniture and supplies; per diems or traveling 
expenses of officers and employees when traveling on official business; 
transportation of officers, employees, and supplies ; cablegrams ; post- 
age and telegrams; printing ana binding; lor the purchase of appa- 
ratus, equipment, subsistence, and other supplies for the maintenance 
and operation of quarantine stations and of barges and launches: 
Provided^ That commutation of subsistence, fuel, and ice, at rates to 
be approved by the Secretary of the Interior, may be paid in lieu of 
subsistence, fuel, and ice, in kind ; repairs to buildings, to eauipment 
and furniture, launches and barges, to wharves, and to lighting, 
sewer and water systems; rent; hire and maintenance of official 
transportation in the city of Manila and at quarantine stations: 
launch hire and towing; uniforms for launch crews; allowance ot 
sixty pesos per month, in lieu of subsistence, to the pharmacist 
stationed on the Island of Cauit; professional publications; and 
other incidental expenses; one hundred and twenty-eight thousand 
pesos. 

WEATHER BUBEAU. 

Weather Bureau: For salaries and wages of Director of the 
Weather Bureau, at five thousand pesos per annum; three assistant 
directors of the Weather Bureau, at three thousand six hundred pesos 
per annum each ; one secretary, at three thousand two hundred pesos 
per annum; four observers, at one thousand eight hundred pesos 
per annum each ; four calculators, at one thousand four hundrea and 
forty pesos per annum each ; three assistant observers, at one thousand 
two hundred pesos per annum each; three assistant calculators, at 
six hundred pesos per annum each; one draftsman, Class C; one 
draftsman. Class D ; one employee. Class C ; one employee. Class D ; 
one employee. Class G; one employee. Class I; two employees, at 
three hunarea pesos per annum each ; two messengers, at three hun- 
dred pesos per annum each; seven chief observers, at one thousand 
two hundred pesos per annum each; seven assistant observers, at two 
hundred pesos per annum each; ten second-class observers, at six 
hundred pesos per annum each; twenty-six third-class observers, at 
three hundred and sixty pesos per annum each ; twelve observers for 
rain stations, at one hundred and eighty pesos per annum each ; one 
observer-telegrapher, at one thousand eight hundred pesos per an- 
num ; for contingent expenses, including purchase of office and station 
equipment, furniture and supplies; per diems of officers and em- 
ployees when traveling on official business ; transportation of officers, 
employees, and supplies; cablegrams; postage and tele^ams; printing 
and binding; for installation of instruments and repairs to same; for 
an allowance of thirty pesos per month to the Director in lieu of 
official transportation in the city of Manila; rent; and other inci- 
dental expenses: Provided^ That the Director of the Bureau, with 
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or transfer any station maintained by it; one hundred and twenty- 
three thousand five hundred pesos. 

The provisions of Act Numbered Sixteen himdred and sixty, under 
the head " Bureau of Posts," for free transmission by the Bureau of 
Posts as one of its proper functions of weather notes to and from 
Manila are hereby repealed as of date July first, nineteen hundred 
and seven : Provided^ That it shall be the duty of telegraph operators 
at telegraph stations located at points not weather stations to post as 
bulletins weather notes for the information of the public, and no 
special charge shall be made by the Bureau of Posts on account of 
this service. 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND POLICE. 
BUBBAU OP C0N8TABULABY. 

Bureau of Constabulary: For salaries and wages including the 
difference between pay and allowances of brigadier-general and 
colonels, respectively, and that of their respective ranks in the United 
States Army, of the officers detailed as Director and Assistant Di- 
rectors of the Bureau of Constabulary, pursuant to the provisions of 
the Act of Congress of the United States entitled " An Act to promote 
the eflBciencv of the Philippines Constabulary, to establish the rank 
and pay or its commandmg officers, and for other purposes," ap- 
proved January thirtieth, nineteen hundred and three, the provisions 
of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and seven to the contrary not- 
withstanding : Provided^ That in the event of the vacation of the posi- 
tion of Director of Constabulary by an Army officer, the Governor- 
General may fill the position by the appointment of a civilian, at a 
salary of twelve thousand pesos per annum : And provided further^ 
That upon the vacation of the positions of Assistant Directors now 
occupied by Army officers, the Governor-General may fill the position 
by the appointment of civilians, at seven thousand pesos per annum 
each. 

Field officers: 

Two colonels and Assistant Directors, at seven thousand pesos per 
annum each; three lieutenant-colonels and Assistant Directors, at five 
thousand five hundred pesos per annum each; five majors and senior 
inspectors, at four thousand pesos per annum each. 
Line officers: 

Fifty-one captains and inspectors, at an average of three thousand 
four hundred pesos per annum each; fifty-one first lieuienants and 
inspectors, at an average of two thousand six hundred pesos per 
annum each ; seventy second lieutenants and inspectors, at two thou- 
sand four hundred pesos per annum each ; seventy-nine third lieuten- 
ants and inspectors, at two thousand two hundred pesos per annum 
each ; twenty subinspectors, at one thousand two hundred pesos per 
annum each; twenty-five subinspectors, at nine hundred and sixty 
pesos per annum each ; for additional compensation of three hundrea 
and sixty pesos per annum for each of the five officers detailed as 
district adjutants; for additional compensation of one hundred pesos 
per annum for each officer of the Constabulary, not a native of the 
Philippine Islands, who proves his ability to speak and read one of 
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Islands, who proves his ability to speak and read the English lan- 
guage, as provided in Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety- 
lour ; for additional compensation to officers who have completed five 
vears' service, subject to the provisions of section two of Act Num- 
bered Thirteen hundred and ninetv-four: Provided^ That such addi- 
tional compensation shall be paid at the completion of five years' 
service regardless of the date an officer may have been promoted, the 
first proviso of section two of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and 
ninety-four to the contrary notwithstanding. 
Enlisted strength : 
For pay of enlisteJmen of the " line," including the necessary com- 

Slement of noncommissioned officers, under the provisions of Act 
fumbered Fourteen hundred and sixteen, seven hundred and ninety- 
one thousand pesos: Provided^ That each enlisted man who shall re- 
enlist within two months after his discharge by expiration of term of 
enlistment shall receive one peso per month additional pay for each 
enlistment subsequent to his first enlistment. 
Band: 

One conductor, with rank of captain and inspector, at three thou- 
sand six hundred pesos per annum; one chief musician, at seventy 
pesos per month; one first sergeant, at fifty pesos per month; two 
principal musicians, at forty-five pesos per month eacn ; ten sergeants, 
at forty pesos per month each ; seventeen corporals, at thirty-five pesos 
per month each ; forty-nine privates, at thirty pesos per month each. 
Office of the Director: 

One clerk, class seven; one messenger, at three hundred pesos per 
annum. 

Executive division : 

One major and executive inspectorj at four thousand five hundred 
pesos per annum; one clerk, class six; one clerk, class seven; two 
clerks, class eight ; five clerks, class nine ; one clerk. Class A ; two 
clerks. Class D ; two clerks. Class E ; one clerk. Class G ; three mes- 
sengers, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum each; three 
messengers, at three hundred pesos per annum each. 
Inspectors' division: 

For per diems of ten pesos for each of the United States Army 
officers detailed as inspectors for Constabulary ; one clerk, class eight. 
Information division: 

One major and superintendent, at five thousand pesos per annum ; 
one captain and assistant superintendent, at three thousand six hun- 
dred pesos per annum; one clerk, class eight; one clerk, class nine; 
two agentsj at three thousand six hundred pesos per annum each; 
two agents, at three thousand two hundred pesos per annum each; 
three agents, at two thousand four hundred pesos per annum each ; 
one agent, at one thousand two hundred pesos per annum ; one agent, 
at eight hundred and forty pesos per annum; one agent, at six hun- 
dred pesos per annum ; four agents, at three hundred and sixty pesos 
per annum each ; one messenger, at three hundred pesos per annum ; 
and for hire of additional assistance as required from time to time, 
at varying rates of pay, not to exceed nine thousand five hundred 
pesos. 

Office of the chief supply officer : 

One major and assistant chief supply officer, at four thousand five 
hundred pesos per annum; two clerks, class seven; one clerk, class 

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eight; one clerk, Class F; one captain and paymaster, at four thou- 
sand five hundred pesos per annum ; one clerk, class eight ; one clerk, 
Class D ; one clerk, Class G ; one captain and quartermaster, at four 
thousand five himdred pesos per annum; one clerk, class eight; one 
clerk. Class C ; one clerk. Class G ; one clerk. Class H ; one checker, 
at six pesos per diem ; one teamster, at five pesos and fifty centavos 
per diem ; one storekeeper, at four pesos and seventy-five centavos per 
diem ; one assistant storekeeper, at three pesos per diem ; for hire of 
unskilled laborers; one captain, conunissary and ordnance officer, at 
four thousand five hundred pesos per annum ; one derk, class nine ; 
one storekeeper and shipper, at eight pesos and fifty centavos per 
diem. 

Medical division: 

One captain and superintendent, at four thousand five hundred 
pesos per annum ; four captains and surgeons, at four thousand pesos 
per annum each ; five first lieutenants and medical inspectors, at three 
thousand two hundred pesos per annum each ; six second lieutenants 
and medical inspectors, at two thousand eight hundred pesos per an- 
num each ; five sergeants, at thirty-three pesos per month each ; seven 
cor j)orals, at twenty-eight pesos per month eacn ; forty-five privates, 
at eighteen pesos per month each; one clerk. Class G, 
Headquarters, First District : 

One clerk, class eight; one clerk, class nine; one messenger, at three 
hundred and sixty pesos per annum; and for hire of agents as re- 

auired from time to time, at varying rates of pay, not to exceed one 
dousand eight hundred pesos. 

Headquarters, Second District: 
One clerk, class seven; one clerk, class ten; one teamster, at four 
pesos per diem ; three teamsters, at twenty pesos per month each ; and 
for hire of agents as required from time to time, at varying rates of 
pay, not to exceed one thousand four hundred pesos. 
Headquarters, Third District: 
One clerk, class seven ; one clerk, class nine ; one clerk. Class I ; one 
corral foreman, at four pesos and fifty centavos per diem ; one jani- 
tor, at one hundred and eighty pesos per annum ; one driver, at one 
himdred and eighty pesos per annum; one driver, at one peso and 
Seventy-five centavos per diem; and for hire of agents as required 
from time to time, at varying rates of pay, not to exceed one thousand 
four hundred pesos. 

Headquarters, Fourth District : 
One clerk, class eight ; two clerks, class I ; one janitor, at one hun- 
dred and eighty pesos per annum ; and for hire of agents as required 
from time to time, at varying rates of pay, not to exceed four hun- 
dred pesos. 

Headquarters, Fifth District: 
One clerk, class eight; one clerk, class ten; one clerk. Class I; one 
janitor, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum; one driver, at 
two pesos and fifty centavos per diem ; and for hire of agents as re- 
quired from time to time, at varying rates of pay, not to exceed three 
hundred pesos. 

Supply officers: 
For extra compensation to supply officers, not to exceed an aggre- 
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not to exceed an aggregate of two thousand pesos; for hire of emer- 
gency clerical labor: Provided^ That additional compensation diall 
not oe paid hereunder, one thousand pesos. 

Constabulary school: 
One clerk, class eight; one fencing master and physical instructor, 
with the assimilated rank of third lieutenant, at two thousand two 
hundred pesos per annum; one corral foreman, at five pesos and 
seventy -five centavos per diem. 

Miscellaneous : 
For hire of temporary employees. 

Contingent expenses : 
For contingent expenses, including purchase of material and manu- 
facture of clothing and equipage; allowance to enlisted men for 
clothing not drawn in kind ; tor the purchase, repair, and pr^erva- 
iion of arms, ammunition, equipments, and musical instruments: 
Provided^ That articles of clothmg, equipage, and equipment may 
be sold to officers and enlisted men for their personal use, at cost 
price, under such restrictions as the Director of Constabulary may 
prescribe, with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and 
Police: And provided further^ That clothing and other necessaries 
of life, excepting food supplies, may be sold by the Constabulary 
civil supply stores to members of the non-Christian tribes at points 
to be designated by the Secretary of the Interior, under the same 
conditions as sold to Insular and provincial employees, the provisions 
of Act Numbered Two hundred and forty-two to the contrary not- 
withstanding; for allowance and commutation for offices and quar- 
ters, under the provisions of Act Numbered Seven hundred and 
six and Eight hundred and seven; for rent of offices, guardhouses, 
arsenals, barracks, storehouses, stables, and telephones, and neces- 
sary repairs to buildings, and construction of temporary buildings: 
for fuel, illuminating and cleaning supplies; for transportation or 
officers, enlisted men, employees, prisoners, rations, and supplies; 
for transportation and subsistence of persons necessarily required by 
the Director and Assistant Directors in the transaction of public 
business subject to approval by the Secretary of Commerce and 
Police: Provided^ That this provision shall be retroactive as con- 
templated by a resolution of the Commission dated July twenty- 
fourth, nineteen hundred and seven ; for travel of enlisted men upon 
their discharge to places of enlistment or homes ; for forage, veteri- 
nary attendance, medicines, shoeing, and incidentals for animals ; for 
purchase and hire of draft and riding animals^ harness, carts, wagons, 
and so forth; for hire of water transportation; for subsistence or 
per diems of officers and employees while traveling on official busi- 
ness: Provided^ That the subsistence and traveling expenses of offi- 
cers and the traveling expenses of enlisted men on escort duty shall 
be paid by the Bureau of Constabulary, and not by the Bureau or 
province at whose request the escort is furnished, the provisions 
of section one of Act Numbered Four hundred and four to the con- 
trary notwithstanding: And provided further^ That the Bureau of 
Constabulary shall pay the cost bf transportation of prisoners from 
the place oi arrest to the place where they are turned over to the 
province or to a court official for trial, that thereafter, and until 
turned over to the Bureau of Prisons, all necessary transportation 

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shall be paid by the province concerned: And provided further^ 
That forage in kind for one private animal used in the public service 
may be furnished the officer owning it, on his certificate, approved 
by his senior inspector and district director: And provided further^ 
That forage may be sold, at cost price, to any omcer of the Con- 
stabulary stationed outside of Manila on his certificate that it is for 
his personal use ; for a contingent fimd to be used for secret-service 
purposes, and for the payment of rewards for the apprehension of 
the deserters, in the discretion of the Director of Constabulary for 
expenses connected with the deportation of vagrants, for the pay- 
ment of rewards leading to the capture and conviction of brigands 
and other criminals, authorized under the provisions of Act Num- 
bered Five hundred and twenty-two, as amended, and for the dis- 
covery and prevention of crime, not to exceed eleven thousand eight 
hundred pesos : Provided^ That payment of rewards hereunder may 
be made to persons employed in the service of the Insular, provin- 
cial, and municipal governments when in the discretion of the Gov- 
ernor-General such payments are in the interest of the public service, 
the provisions of Act Numbered One hundred and forty-eight to the 
contrary notwithstanding; for subsistence of enlisted men, except 
bandsmen ; for subsistence of cargadores and of municipal police and 
volunteers operating under the Constabulary, subject to the provi- 
sions of Act rf umbered One thousand and forty-nine, for subsistence 
of prisoners and destitute witnesses; for subsistence of enlisted men, 
officers, other employees of the Insular Government, and of officers, 
enlisted men, and employees of the United States Army, sick in 
Constabulary hospitals, at forty centavos a day each: Provided^ 
That all collections, at rates fixed by the Director of Constabulary, 
for the treatment of employees of the Government and employees 
and members of the United States Army, excepting enlisted men of 
the Constabulary, shall be deposited in the Insular Treasury as a 
credit to this appropriation : And provided further^ That when sub- 
sistence of enlisted men is lost through unavoidable causes, the Sec- 
retary of Commerce and Police may authorize, upon proper evidence 
being submitted, reimbursement to the company sustaining such 
loss: And provided further^ That company commanders and medical 
officers in charge oi hospitals shall be charged with the duty of 
making requisition for, disbursing, and accounting for subsistence 
funds and subsistence supplies for their respective commands; for 
purchase of office furniture, stationery and supplies ; for the payment 
of premiums on official bonds of officers detailed as supply officers in 
addition to their regular duties: Provided^ That no additional com- 
pensation shall be paid in such cases on account of services as supply 
officers ; newspapers and professional books ; postage and telegrams ; 
printing and oinding, including emergency printing at the various 
district headquarters, the provisions of Act Numbered Two hundred 
and ninety-six to the contrary notwithstanding; for medical treat- 
ment of officers and enlisted men under the provisions of Act Num- 
bered Eight hundred and seven; for medical, surgical, and hospital 
supplies, including hospital laundry work; for burial of offixiers, 
enlisted men, and secret-service agents, including the purchase of 
cemetery lots ; for the payment of three hundred and eighteen pesos 
and nineteen centavos to Eugenic Daylo on account of merchandise 
taken by Captain Beasley, Philippines Constabulary, for the mainte- 

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nance of cargadores and volunteers operating in the Province of 
Leyte; and other incidental expenses; three million and fifty thou- 
sand pesos. 

BUBEAU OF PUBLIC WOBKS. 

Bureau of Public Works: For salaries and wages of — 
General office: 

Director of Public Works, at twelve thousand pesos per annum ; 
Assistant Director of Public Works, at seven thousand nve hundred 
pesos per annum; Second Assistant Director of Public Works, at 
six thousand pesos per annum, who shall be appointed by the 
Governor-General, with the advice and consent of the Philippine 
Commission, and perform such duties as the Director of Public 
Works shall prescribe; one chief clerk, class four; one clerk, class 
six ; two clerks, class seven ; seven clerks, class eight ; one clerk^ Class 
E ; one clerk. Class F; one clerk. Class G; seven clerks. Class I; four 
messengers, at thirty i>esos per month each. 
Division of designing and drafting: 

One chief draftsman, class four; three junior draftsmen. Class F; 
three junior draftsmen. Class G; two junior draftsmen. Class H; 
three junior draftsmen, Class I; two employees, at fifty pesos per 
month each. 

Provincial division: 

Five district engineers, class two; three district engineers, class 
three; three district engineers, class four; two district engineers, 
class five; five assistant engineers, class six; five assistant engineers, 
class seven; five transitmen, class eight: six overseers, class eight; 
six overseers, class nine; four clerks, class ten; nine overseers, at 
one hundred and fifty pesos per month each ; six clerks, at nine hun- 
dred pesos per annum each ; six clerks, Class I ; four clerks. Class J ; 
five surveymen, at thirty pesos per month each ; eight cocheros, at an 
average of fifteen pesos per month each. 

Division of building construction and repair : 

One master builder, class two; one building inspector, class five; 
three building inspectors, class six; one electrician, class six; one 
clerk, class seven ; six building inspectors, class eight ; one clerk. Class 
A; one general foreman, class eight; two employees, at two thousand 
six hundred pesos per annum each ; tour assistant building inspectors, 
class nine ; one clerk. Class G ; one messenger, at twenty-five pesos per 
month ; nine laborers, at twenty-five pesos per month each ; five watch- 
men, at twenty-five pesos per month each. 
Engineering division: 

Four assistant engineers, class three ; one road superintendent, class 
three ; one assistant en^neer, class four ; two assistant engineers, class 
five; one road superintendent, class five; one superintendent of 
machinery, class six ; two assistant engineers, class six ; two assistant 
engineers, class seven; two transitmen, class eight; eight overseers, 
class nine ; four surveymen, at fifty pesos per month each ; eight sur- 
veymen, at thirty pesos per month each. 
Division of building custody : 

One superintendent of buildings, class five; one j'anitor. Class D; 
one foreman, at sixty pesos per month ; three foremen, at torty pesos 



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per month each; forty-one laborers, at twenty-five pesos per month 
each. 

Office of the Consulting Architect : 
One assistant architect, class one; one architectural draftsman, 
class five; two architectural draftsmen, class six; one architectural 
draftsman, class seven ; one clerk, class seven ; three junior draftsmen, 
Class F; four junior draftsmen. Class G; one junior draftsman, Class 
H ; one clerk. Class I ; one messenger, at thirty pesos per month. 

Miscellaneous : 
For the hire of such assistant engineers, draftsmen, surveyors, and 
temporary employees, with the approval of the Secretary of Com- 
merce ana Police, as may be necessary from time to time to accom- 
plish authorized work. 

Contingent expenses: 
For contingent expenses, including purchase of supplies and sur- 
veying instruments; per diems of officers and employees when travel- 
ing on official business; transportation of officers, employees, and 
supplies; cable^ams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding; 
for hire of official transportation in the city of Manila; for an allow- 
ance of twenty pesos per month each to district engineers and their 
assistants, in the provmces, for each authorized horse furnished and 
maintained by said engineers and their assistants for official trans- 
portation; periodicals and technical books; telephones and hire of 
operators; electric current; janitors' supplies and other incidental 
expenses: Provided^ That the cost of janitors' services and supplies, 
telephone service, electric current, ice water, laundry, and incidental 
expenses pertaining to the building-custodian service, shall be pro- 
rated and collected oy the Bureau of Public Works from the Bureaus 
and Offices served: And provided further^ That no additional tele- 
phone service shall be installed for Insular Government offices in the 
city of Manila, except under the supervision of the Bureau of Public 
Works, upon approval by the head of the Department having juris- 
diction over the Bureau or Office requiring the service ; four hundred 
and eirfity-five thousand pesos. 

Public works: 
For expenses in connection with such public works, examinations, 
and surveys as mav be authorized by the Philippine Commission, 
including cost of labor and necessary equipment ; for maintenance oi 
Benguet road, including salaries of employees, supplies, transporta- 
tion, and caminero system ; per diems of four pesos to the treasurer of 
the Province of Benguet when absent from Baguio on official business 
as special disbursing officer of funds appropriated for the Bureau of 
Public Works: Provided^ That employees of the Bureau of Public 
Works shall be entitled to medicines and medical attendance while 
engaged on any authorized public works at places where usual med- 
ical atendance is not accessible, and the Director of Public Works 
may, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and 
Police, appoint such physicians, at fixed monthly salaries, as may be 
in his judgment for the best interest of the service, when such medical 
attendance and supplies can not be furnished by the Bureau of 
Health or the Bureau of Constabulary; for the maintenance, altera- 
tion, and repair of public buildings, including leased buildings the 
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shall be made at the expense of the Government: Provided^ That no 
expenditure shall be made hereunder except upon approval by the 
Governor-General ; one hundred and forty-two thousand three hun- 
dred pesos. 

BUBEAU OF NAVIGATION. 

Bureau of Navigation: For salaries and wages of — 
Office of the Director : 

Director of Navigation, at ten thousand pesos per annum : Assistant 
Director of Navigation, who shall perform the duties oi Superin- 
tendent of Interisland Transportation, at six thousand five hundred 
pesos per anniun: Provided^ That so long as the division of port 
works remains a part of this Bureau, the salary of the Director of 
Navigation shall be at the rate of twelve thousand pesos per annum 
and that of the Assistant Director of Navigation at seven thousand 
five hundred pesos per annum ; Assistant to the Director, at six thou- 
sand pesos per annum ; chief clerk, class five ; one clerk, class eight ; 
one tilerk, Class H ; two employees, at three hundred and sixty pesos 
per anniun each ; two messengers, at three hundred pesos per annum 
each. 

Division of accounts : 

One cashier, class six; one clerk. Class D; one clerk. Class I; one 
messenger, at three hundred pesos per annum. 
Division of vessels : 

Marine superintendent^ at five thousand pesos per annum: Pro- 
vided^ That during the time this position shall be nlled by an officer 
detailed from the United States Navy, said officer shall receive per 
diems of ten pesos in lieu of the salary of the position; one inspector 
of machinery, class one; one property clerk, class six; two clerks, 
class eight ; one clerk, class nine ; one clerk. Class H ; one storekeeper, 
class nine; one messenger, at three hundred pesos per annum; for 
officers, petty officers, and crews of cutters and launches, at rates of 
compensation as provided by Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and 
sixteen, except as nave been or may be authorized by the Secretary of 
Commerce and Police: Provided^ That a ten per centum increase in 
salaries may be paid to officers on the cutter assigned to duty trans- 
porting lepers to Culion ; laborers for handling freight, stores, and so 
forth ; for subsistence of fleet : Provided^ That the officers assigned to 
duty on the cutter, to be designated by the Director of Navigation as 
subject primarily to emergency-service requirements, shall be allowed 
three pesos per diem eadi for subsistence: Provided further^ That 
funds herein appropriated may be used for subsistence and aid of 
shipwrecked sailors or other persons in distress, as demanded bv the 
laws of humanity and the customs of maritime nations; for subsist- 
ence of postal clerks while on duty on vessels of the Bureau of 
Navigation. 

Interisland transportation : 

One clerk, class seven; two clerks, class nine; one messenger, at 
three hundred pesos per annum. 
Miscellaneous : 

For hire of temporary employees. 
Contingent expenses: 

For contingent expenses, including purchase of office furniture and 
supplies; per diems of officers and employees when traveling on 

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official business; transportation of officers, employees, and supplies; 
cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding; hire of 
land transportation ; maintenance of Engineer Island ; for the pur- 
chase and construction of launches, lighters, and any other water 
craft required; for the salvage of wrecks and disabled vessels; for 
purchase of coal and supplies; repair of vessels; pilotage; and other 
incidental expenses: Provided^ Tnat the funds appropriated under 
this head shall be available for the purchase of medals and other 
rewards when authorized by resolution of the Philippine Commission 
for officers and employees of the Bureau who display especial bravery 
or render distinguished service in saving life and property; seven 
hundred and twenty-two thousand pesos. 

Light-hotise service j Bureau of Navigation: For salaries and wages 
of light-house en^neer, at six thousand pesos per annum: Provided. 
That during the time this position shall be filled by an officer detailea 
from the United States Army or Navy said officer shall receive per 
diems of ten pesos in lieu of the salary of the position ; assistant light- 
house engineer, at four thousand eight hundred pesos per annum: 
Provided^ That during the time this position shall be filled by an 
officer detailed from uie United States Army or Navy said officer 
shall receive per diems of five pesos in lieu of the salary of the posi- 
ti(Mi; one light-house inspector, at four thousand five hundred pesos 
per annum; one clerk, class six; one clerk, class seven; one clerk, 
class nine; two clerks. Class A; one clerk. Class H; one clerk. Class 
J ; one draftsman, class seven ; one storekeeper, at one hundred and 
fifty pesos per month ; one messenger, at three hundred and sixty 
pjesos per annum ; for salaries of light keepers, assistants, and appren- 
tices, at the rates of compensation provided by Act Numbered Four- 
teen hundred and sixteen; wages oi keepers of lights of lesser classes, 
laborers, and boatmen; apprentices to be stationed at the discretion 
of the Director of Navigation : Provided^ That in the event of more 
lights being found necessary for the public service, authority for the 
employment of the personnel of such lights may be granted by the 
Secretary of Commerce and Police, at salaries corresponding to the 
same classes of lights, and the funds appropriated by this Act are 
hereby made available for their payment; for the hire of mechanics 
and laborers at the light-house machine shop and warehouse ; rations 
for San Bernardino, Cape Engaiio, Apo Reef, Mataja, Ungay Point, 
Sialat Point, and lor such other light stations as it may, in the 
opinion of the Director of Navigation, be necessary to ration, and for 
newly appointed keepers and apprentices ; and for hire of temporary 
employees. 

Contingent expenses : 

For contingent expenses, including purchase of office furniture and 
supplies; subsistence and per diems of officers and employees when 
traveling on official business; transportation of officere, employees, 
and supplies; cable^ams ; postage and telegrams; printing and bind- 
ing; illuminating oil for light stations; supplies for light stations, 
including paints, cleaning materials, and so forth; for hire of trans- 
portation; for furniture and implement cases for light stations; 
house rent for keepers not provided with dwellings; buoyage, twenty- 
five thousand pesos; for necessary repairs to light stations; for the 
purchase and installation of minor lights and burners, the improve- 
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cylindrical lanterns by the substitution of curved panes; and other 
incidental expenses; three hundred and thirteen thousand pesos. 

Division of port worka^ Bureau of Navigation: For salaries and 
wage of chief of division, at eight thousand pesos per annum; 
Provided^ That so long as this position shall be filled by an officer 
detailed from the United States Army said officer shall receive per 
diems of ten pesos in lieu of the salary of the position ; for the com- 
pensation of the engineering staff; office employees; personnel re- 
quired to operate the dredging plant and otherwise engaged in river 
and harbor maintenance; for expense of inspection oi materials in 
the United States and foreign countries; and for compensation of 
harbor-survey parties, not exceeding twenty-four thousand pesos. 
Contingent expenses : 

For contingent expenses, including purchase of office furniture and 
supplies; per diems of officers and employees when traveling on 
official business; transportation of officers, employees, and supplies; 
cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding; for pur- 
chase of materials and supplies; for the maintenance and operation 
of the plant ; for renewal and repairs to the plant ; for advertising not 
otherwise provided for; and other incidental expenses; two hundred 
and fifty-three thousand pesos. 

In all for the Bureau of Navigation, one million two hundred and 
eighty-eight thousand pesos. 

Appropriations for current expenses of the division of port works 
shall oe available, subject to approval by the Governor-Ueneral, to 
meet the expense of repairs necessary to preserve river and harbor 
improvements. 

Subject to approval by the Governor-General, work may be exe- 
cuted by the aivision of port works for private parties, the total 
expense thereof to be collected and deposited to the credit of appro- 
priations for current expenses of the division of port works and 
become available therefor. 

BUBEAU OP POSTS. 

Bureau of Posts: For salaries and wages of— r 
Office of the Director : 

Director of Posts, at twelve thousand pesos per annum : Provided^ 
That the Director of Posts shall act as postmaster of Manila ex officio; 
Assistant Director of Posts, at seven thousand five hundred pesos per 
annum ; superintendent postal division, at six thousand five hundred 
pesos per annum ; superintendent telegraph division, at six thousand 
pesos per annum; chief Postal Savings Bank division, at six thou- 
sand pesos per annum; one clerk, class three; two clerks, class five; 
three clerks, class six; six clerks, class seven; ten clerks, class eight; 
five clerks, class nine; six clerks, Class D; two clerks. Class F; one 
clerk. Class G ; one clerk. Class H ; one clerk, Class I ; one clerk, Class 
J; one employee, class eight; two mechanics, at two hundred pesos 
per month each ; two mechanics, at seventy pesos per month each ; two 
mechanics, at forty pesos per month each ; four mechanics, at thirty- 
five pesos per month each ; one messenger^ at three hundred and sixty 
pesos per annum ; fifteen employees, at thirty pesos per month each. 
District inspectors : 

Four district inspectors, class six; six district inspectors, class 
seven; fifteen district inspectors, class eight 

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Post-offices: 

One cashier, Manila post-office, class two, whose duties shall include 
the receipt and accounting in the name of the postmaster for all 
money which may be received in the transaction of the postal, money- 
order, telcOTaph, telephone, and Postal Savings Bank business at 
said post-office, and who shall sign, in the name of the postmaster, 
such accounts and official papers, including money orders, as the 
Director of Posts may direct ; one postmaster, class four ; three post- 
masters, class five; five postmasters, class six; six postmasters, class 
seven ; fifteen postmasters, class eight ; twenty postmasters, class nine ; 
five postmasters, class ten ; five postmasters. Class A ; ten postmasters, 
Class B ; ten postmasters, Class C ; fifteen pk)stmasters. Class D ; fif- 
teen postmasters. Class E ; fifteen postmasters. Class F ; fifteen post- 
masters, Class G; twenty postmasters. Class H; twenty postmasters. 
Class I; twenty-five postmasters. Class J; four hundred and fifty 
postmasters at not exceeding four himdrfid and twenty pesos per 
annum each; four operators, class six; four operators, class seven; 
ten operators, class eight; fifteen operators, class nine; ten operators, 
class ten; twenty operators. Class A; twenty operators. Class H; 
thirty operators, Class I ; thirty operators, Class J ; four clerks, class 
five ; four clerks, class six ; four clerks, class seven ; twelve clerks, class 
eight; ten clerks, class nine; five clerks, class ten; five clerks. Class 
A ; five clerks. Class C ; five clerks, Class D ; five clerks. Class E ; six 
clerks, Class F ; ten clerks. Class G ; twelve clerks, Class H ; ten clerks, 
Class I; thirty clerks, at not exceeding four hundred and twenty 
pesos per annum each; one watchman, Manila post-office, Class C; 
fifty-five employees, Manila post-office, at thirty pesos per month 
each; one hundred employees at other offices, at twenty pesos per 
month each. 

Mail transportation: 

For salaries and wages of postal clerks on mail trains and mail 
steamers, at not to exceed two thousand four hundred pesos per 
annum each; one foreman, at one hundred and eighty pesos per 
month; one driver, at sixty pesos per month; and eight drivers, at 
thirty pesos per month eacn, at Manila. 

Construction, maintenance, and repair of telegraph and tele- 
phone lines: 

Ten linemen, class nine; thir^ linemen, class ten; fifteen linemen. 
Class A ; fifteen linemen, Class B ; two hundred and forty linemen, at 
not exceeding four hundred and twenty pesos per annum each; for 
the hire of semiskilled, unskilled, and emergency labor. 
Free deliverj service: 

Four letter carriers. Class B, at Manila; fourteen letter carriers, 
Class D, at Manila ; and for letter carriers for other post-offices, at 
rates of compensation to be fixed by the Director of Posts, with the 
approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Police. 
Miscellaneous : 

For hire of temporary employees. 
Contingent expenses : 

For contingent expenses, including railroad and other. inland mail 
transportation; sea transportation of mails; transportation of mails 
through foreign countries; construction, maintenance, and repair of 
telegraph and telephone lines; traveling expenses of linemen; for an 



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allowance of twenty pesos per month each to linemen for each author- 
ized horse furnished and maintained by said linemen for oiRcial trans- 
portation; per diems of officers and employees when travelinff on 
official business; transportation of officers, employees, and supplies; 
cablegrams; printing and binding; mail and office equipment; letter 
boxes; telegraph and telephone Tine materials and supplies; manu- 
facture of stamps, including necessary plates ; expenses of not exceed- 
ing ten stamp agencies at Manila, at four pesos per month each; 
omQial transportation in the city of Manila; interest upon deposits 
in the Philippine Postal Savings Bank payable within or at the end 
of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eight, 
as provided in sections ten and nineteen of Act Numbered Fourteen 
hundred and ninety-three; office furniture, fixtures, and supplies; 
rent; light; telephones; electric current; repairs to offices, furniture 
and fixtures; and other incidental expenses: Provided^ That the 
Director of Posts is hereby authorized, m his discretion, to advance 
from this appropriation to linemen not to exceed one hundred and 
twentj^-five pesos for the purchase of each horse required for trans- 
portation, such advances to be reimbursed to the Government by 
monthly deductions of ten per centum from the linemen's salaries; 
six hundred and eighty -eight thousand pesos. 

The Director of Posts may, without regard to the Civil Service Act, 
as amended, or rules, appoint and remove postmasters who are re- 
quired to perform the duties of telegraph operators, postmasters at 
Army posts only whose compensation does not exceed one thousand 
two hundred pesos per annum each, operators, and linemen, but such 
appointees shall not be entitled to the benefits of Act Numbered One 
thousand and forty; and all such appointments and separations shall 
be reported by the Director of Posts to the Bureau of Civil Service. 

The funds appropriated for the Signal Service by Act Numbered 
Sixteen hundred and sixty-three shall be withdrawn from this ap- 
propriation for the Bureau of Posts. 

BUBEAU OF COAST AND GEODETIC SUBVEY. 

Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Survey: For salaries and wages of 
one clerk, class seven ; one clerk, at three thousand pesos per annum ; 
one clerk, class eight; one clerk. Class C; five clerKs, Class D; two 
clerks, Class E, one being for six months only ; seven clerks. Class F ; 
two clerks. Class G; one clerk. Class H; four employees, at thirty 
pesos per month each ; for temporary employees ; for pay and rations 
of petty officers and crews; for reimbursement to the Bureau of the 
Treasury of portion of expense of watchman service furnished by 
that Bureau for the Intendencia Building, five hundred pesos; for 
hire of field hands and other labor ; two employees, class six ; hire of 
temporary employees; for contingent exi>enses, including purchase 
of office furniture and supplies ; repairs ; per diems of employees when 
traveling on official busmess; transportation of employees and sup- 
plies ; cablegrams ; postage and telegrams ; printing ana binding ; for 
repairs and supplies for the maintenance and operation of steamers 
engaged in survey work: Provided^ That minor and emergency re- 
pairs may be made at the nearest available point when vessels are 
away from Manila, without the intervention of the Bureau of Navi- 
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and crews; hire of launches; purchase of saddle and pack animals, 
camp outfits and supplies; lumber and other signal material; photo- 
lithography and map printing; repairs of offices; and other incidental 
expenses; two hundred and five thousand pesos. 

CONSULTING ARCHITECT. 

For salary of the Consulting Architect, twelve thousand pesos: 
Provided^ That the expense of authorized assistants, office supplies, 
I)er diems, and other necessair charges shall be paid from appropria- 
tions for the Bureau of Public Works. 

SUPEBVISINO RAILWAY EXPERT. 

Supervising Railway Expert: For salaries and wages of Supervis- 
ing Railway Expert, at twenty- four thousand pesos per annum ; one 
assistant, at eight thousand pesos per annum; one chief clerk, class 
one; four inspecting engineers, class two; two clerks, class seven; one 
messenger, at three hundred pesos per annum ; for expense of inspec- 
tion of materials and so forth in the United States and foreign coun- 
tries ; and for hire of temporary employees, at rates of compensation 
to be approved by the Secretary of Commerce and Police; for con- 
tingent expenses, including purchase of equipment, furniture, and 
supplies; per diems of officers and employees when traveling on offi- 
cial business; transportation of officers, employees, and supplies; pur- 
chase and maintenance of transportation; cablegrams; postage and 
telegrams ; printing and binding ; rents ; official transportation in the 
city of Manila; and other incidental expenses; one hundred and 
eleven thousand five hundred pesos. 

The Supervising Railway Expert, in addition to other duties pro- 
vided by law, may be assigned bv the Governor-General to perform 
the duties of chief of an Insular feureau, or act in charge of or in an 
advisory capacity in connection with any special project or matter, 
without additional compensation. 

D£PABTM£NT Or FINANCE AND JUSTICE. 
BUREAU OF JUSTICE. 

Bureau of Justice: For salaries and wages of Attorney-General, at 
twelve thousand pesos per annum ; Solicitor-General, at ten thousand 
pesos per annum ; Assistant Attorney-Greneral, at nine thousand pesos 
per annuiti ; one assistant attorney, at six thousand pesos per annum ; 
two assistant attorneys, at five thousand pesos per annum each; one 
assistant attorney, at four thousand nine nundred pesos per annum; 
one assistant attorney, at four thousand five hundred pesos per an- 
num ; five assistant attorneys, at four thousand pesos per annum each ; 
one assistant attorney, at three thousand two hundred pesos per an- 
num ; chief clerk, at four thousand eight hundred pesos per annum ; 
one employee, class six ; five employees, class seven ; three employees, 
class eight ; one employee, Class A ; one employee, Class B ; one em- 
ployee, at one thousand three hundred and twenty pesos per annum ; 
two employees, Class D; one employee. Class F; two employees, Class 
I; one employee, Class J; one employee, at three hundred and sixty 
pesos per annum ; two employees, at two hundred and forty pesos per 
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annum each; and for hire of temporary employees; for contingent 
expenses, including purchase of office furniture and supplies; re- 
pairs; sheriffs' fees and per diems; per diems of officers ana einploy- 
ees when traveling on official business; transportation of oflScers, 
employees, and supplies; cablegrams; postage and telegrams; print- 
ing and binding; and other incidental expenses; oneliundrea and 
six-ty-two thousand pesos. 

BUREAU OP CUSTOMS. 

Bureau of Customs: For salaries and wages of — 

Insular Collector of Customs, at twelve thousand pesos per anmun; 
one clerk, class three ; two clerks, class seven. 
Board of protests and appeals: 

One clerk, class seven; one clerk, Class A; one clerk. Class H. 

Insular Deputy Collector of Customs, at eight thousand five hun- 
dred pesos per annum ; one clerk, class seven. 
Marine division : 

Chief of division, class five; one clerk, class six; one clerk, class 
seven ; two clerks, class eight ; one clerk, class nine ; two clerks, class 
ten ; one clerk. Class A ; one clerk. Class D ; one clerk, Class F ; two 
clerks. Class I ; two messengers, at fifteen pesos per month each. 
Liquidation division: 

Chief of division, class five ; one clerk, class seven ; one clerk, class 
eight; one liquidator, class nine; one liquidator, class ten; three liqui- 
dators. Class D; two liquidators. Class F; one clerk. Class G; two 
messengers, at fifteen pesos per month each. 
Appraisers' division: 

Appraiser of the port, class one; one assistant appraiser of the port, 
who shall also act as appraiser of textiles, class three ; two assistant 
appraisers, class four; two assistant appraisers, class five; five exam- 
iners, class six J five examiners, class seven; seven examiners, class 
eight ; six examiners, class nine ; two examiners, Class D ; two examin- 
ers. Class E ; one clerk. Class I ; two clerks, Class J ; six employees, 
at twenty pesos per month each ; two messengers, at fifteen pesos per 
month each. 

Cashier's division: 

Cashier, class one; one assistant cashier, class five; one receiving 
teller, class six ; one clerk, class eight ; one clerk, class ten ; one teller, 
class ten; two clerks. Class C; one clerk. Class F; one clerk. Class H; 
one clerk. Class I ; two clerks. Class J ; one clerk, at twenty pesos per 
month ; two messengers, at fifteen pesos per month each. 

Insular Special Deputy Collector of Customs, at eight thousand 
pesos per annum ; one clerk, class seven. 
License section: 

One clerk, class seven; one clerk. Class D; one clerk, Class F; one 
clerk. Class H ; one clerk, Class I. 
Immigration division: 

Chief of division, class five; one immigration inspector, class seven; 
one clerk, class seven; one immigration inspector, class eight; three 
immigration inspectors, class nine ; one Chinese interpreter, class nine ; 
two clerks, Class I ; one guard, Class J ; one employee at twenty-five 
pesos per month; two employees, at twenty pesos per month each; 
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Statistical division: 

Chief of division, class five; one clerk, class seven ; five clerks, class 
nine; one clerk, class ten; one clerk, Class A; two clerks. Class B; 
two clerks, Class C; three clerks. Class D; one clerk. Class E; one 
clerk, Class F; one clerk. Class G: one clerk. Class H; one clerk, 
Class I ; one clerk. Class J ; one employee, at twenty pesos per month ; 
one messenger, at fifteen pesos per month. 

Insular Surveyor of Customs, at eight thousand pesos per annum ; 
one deputy surveyor, class two; two clerks, class seven. 
Admeasurer's section: 

One admeasurer, class five ; two clerks, Class E ; one clerk. Class F. 
Hull and boiler section : 

One supervising hull and boiler inspector, class four ; one inspector 
of boilers, class six ; one inspector of hulls, class six ; one clerk, class 
eight. 

Harbormaster's section : 

One harbormaster, class five ; one assistant harbormaster, class nine ; 
two guards. Class I; one launch inspector. Class J; one guard, at 
twenty-five pesos per month. 
Semaphore section : 

One supermtendent, at one thousand two hundred and sixty pesos 
per annum; one assistant superintendent, Class G; three employees, 
at thirty-two pesos per month each. 
Revenue-cutter section : 

One captain, class eight, three captains, class nine, four mates, 
Class D, four engineers, Class C, with commutation of rations, at one 
peso each per diem ; four assistant engineers, at thirty-five pesos per 
month each, eight quartermasters, at twenty-five pesos per month 
each, four stewards, at thirty pesos per month each, twelve fireman, 
at twenty-two pesos per month each, sixteen sailors, at twenty pesos 
per month each, with conmiutation of rations, at thirty centavos each 
per diem. 

Inspector's division : 

Chief of division, class five; one inspector, class seven; two in- 
spectors, class eight; two inspectors, class nine; two inspectors, class 
ten ; sixteen inspectors. Class A ; one inspector. Class B ; two inspec- 
tors. Class C; two inspectors. Class E; two weighers. Class F; two 
clerk. Class F; twenty guards. Class I; eighty guards. Class J; ten 
weighers. Class J. 



Baggage division: 
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Chief of division, class five; one inspector, class eight; three in- 
spectors, class ten ; one inspector, Class D ; four employees, at twenty 
pesos per month each. 

Harbor launch division: 

Launch foreman, class ten; one clerk, class nine; one clerk. Class D; 
one employee, at tnirty pesos per month; one patron. Class D; five 
patrons. Class F; one patron. Class H; one engineer. Class E; five 
engineers, Class F; one engineer. Class H; one engineer. Class I; two 
assistant engineers. Class I ; one assistant engineer, Class J ; thirteen 
firemen, at four hundred pesos per annum each; two employees, at 
twenty-five pesos per month each; twenty-two employees, at twenty 
pesos per month each. 

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Bookkeeping section : 

One clerk, Class D; one clerk, Class G; one clerk, Class I. 
Record section : 

One clerk, class six ; one clerk. Class* A ; one clerk, Class D ; one 
clerk, Class F ; one clerk, Class (i ; four clerks. Class H ; four clerks, 
Class I; two clerks. Class J; one employee, at twenty pesos per 
month. 

Correspondence section: 

Two clerks, class seven ; one clerk, class eight ; two clerks. Class H ; 
one clerk. Class J ; two messengers, at thirty pesos per month each ; 
two messengers, at twenty pesos per month each. 
Property section : 

One clerk, class seven ; two clerks, Class I. 
Accounting section: 

One clerk, class six ; two clerks, class seven ; one clerk. Class D. 
Iloilo custom-house: 

Collector of customs, at eight thousand pesos per annum; deputy 
collector of customs, class five; surveyor of customs, class six; one 
clerk, class six; one appraiser, class seven; two clerks, class eight; 
one clerk, class nine ; three inspectors, Class A ; three clerks. Class D ; 
one inspector of hulls. Class E; one assistant engineer. Class H; one 
clerk, Class G ; one clerk, Class I ; two guards, Class I ; one patron, 
Class I ; five guards. Class J ; one fireman, Class J ; one sailor. Class 
J; two messengers, at thirty pesos per month each; one messenger, 
at twenty pesos per month; two lookouts, at twenty-five pesos per 
month each; one warehouseman, at twenty -two pesos and fifty cen- 
tavos per month ; one clerk, at twenty pesos per month ; two sailors, 
at eighteen pesos per month each ; two laborers, at fifteen pesos per 
month each; emergency guards, at not exceeding forty pesos per 
month each. 

Cebu custom-house: 

Collector of customs, at eight thousand pesos per annum; deputy 
collector of customs, class five; surveyor of customs, class six; one 
clerk, class six; one appraiser, class seven; one examiner, class eight; 
one clerk, class eight ; one inspector, class ten ; one inspector, Class A ; 
one clerk. Class D; one clerk. Class F; one patron, Class G; one engi- 
neer. Class G; three employees. Class H; two firemen. Class J; twenty- 
six guards. Class J; three sailors, at thirty pesos per month each; two 
employees, at twenty pesos per month each ; emergency employees, at 
not to exceed an aggregate of twenty pesos per month. 
Jolo custom-house : 

Collector of customs, class three; one examiner, class seven; one 
clerk, class ten; one clerk. Class A; one clerk, Class I; one guard, 
Class I ; three guards, Class J ; three employees, at twenty pesos per 
month each. 

Zamboanga custom-house: 

Collector of customs, class two ; one examiner, class seven ; one clerk, 
class nine; one clerk. Class I; four guards, Class J; one patron, at 
twenty pesos per month; four boatmen, at fifteen pesos per month 
each ; one employee, at fifteen pesos per month. 
Bongao custom-house: 

Deputy collector of customs, class seven; one clerk. Class G; two 
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Balabac custom-house : 

Deputy collector of customs, class seven ; one clerk, Class D ; four 
boatmen, at fifteen pesos per month each. 
Jurata custom-house : 

Deputy collector of customs, class seven ; one clerk, Class G ; four 
boatmen, at twelve pesos per month each. 
Sitanki custom-house: 

Deputy collector of customs, class seven ; one clerk. Class H ; four 
boatmen, at twelve pesos per month each. 
Interior ports: 

Three coast district inspectors, class eight 
Miscellaneous : 

For a fund to be expended in the discretion of the Insular Collector 
of Customs, for pay of secret agents while eifiployed in apprehending 
violators of the customs, inmiigration and revenue laws ; tor hire of a 
superintendent of building, watchmen, janitors, and laborers, at the 
port of Manila, at rates or compensation to be fixed by the Collector 
of Customs with the approvail of the Secretary of Finance and 
Justice ; and for hire of temporary employees. 
Contingent expenses: 

For contingent expenses, including purchase of office furniture and 
supplies ; per diems of officers and employees when traveling on official 
busmess; transportation of officers, employees, and supplies; cable- 
grams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding; for a fund to 
be expended in the discretion of the Insular Collector of Customs for 
the expenses of secret agents, in the detection and punishment of vio- 
lations of the customs, immigration, and revenue laws ; for fuel, sup- 
plies, emergency rations, repairs, alterations, and other incidental ex- 
penses for harbor launches and customs cutters: Provided^ That 
minor and emergency repairs may be made at the nearest available 
point when vessels are away from Manila, without the intervention of 
the Bureau of Navigation ; clothing allowance of three suits, two hats, 
and two handkerchiefs per annum for each petty officer and member 
of crew of said launches and cutters; for purchase of apparatus and 
fixtures ; repairs ; rents ; for deportation of Chinese who lail to comply 
with the provisions of Act Numbered Seven hundred and two; sub- 
sistence of customs officials while on duty on board United States 
Army or Navy vcvssels; for per diems for expert testimony of mer- 
chants, and services of marine officers or other persons appointed on 
marine examination boards; for the hire and maintenance of land 
transportation; for hire of water transportation; for removal of 
wrecks which obstruct the navigable waters of the Archipelago; 
coolie hire for handling supplies; and other incidental expenses: 
Provided^ that expenditures on account of the customs service in the 
Moro Province shall be made under the general authority of the 
Insular Collector of Customs, as provided in section eighty -one of 
Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and two, but appropriations there- 
fore shall be made from the funds of the Moro Province by the 
legislative council thereof: And provided further^ That the cost of 
maintenance of customs cutters or other vessels detailed ;for patrol 
duty in the waters of the Moro Province may be borne in whole or 
in part by the appropriations for the Bureau of Customs; eight 
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BUBBA.U OF INTERNAL REVENUE. 



Bureau of Internal Revenue: For salaries and wages of Collector 
of Internal Revenue, at twelve thousand pesos per annum; Deputy 
Collector of Internal Revenue, at eiffht thousana five hundred pesos 
per annum: Provided^ That upon the vacation of the oiRce by the 
present incumbent the salary shall be seven thousand five hundred 
pesos per annum ; one deputy, at six thousand pesos per annum ; chief 
clerk, class four ; law clerk, class four ; cashier, class four ; three chiefs 
of division, class four; five chiefs of division, class five; five clerks, 
class six ; four clerks, class seven ; nine clerks, class eight; four clerks, 
class nine; three clerks, class ten; four clerks, Class A; one clerk, 
Class B ; two clerks. Class C ; one clerk, at one thousand three hundred 
and twenty pesos per annum; seventeen clerks. Class D; thirteen 
clerks. Class E ; sixteen clerks. Class F ; twenty-one clerks. Class G ; 
twelve clerks. Class H; fifty-two clerks, Class I; twenty-two clerks, 
Class J; seven clerks, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum 
each ; twenty-five clerks, at three hundred pesos per annum each ; six 
clerks, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum each ; one messen- 
ger, at three hundred pesos per annum ; two messengers, at t^o hun- 
dred and forty pesos per annum each; one agent at large, at four 
thousand five hundred pesos per annum ; six agents, at four thousand 
pesos per annum each; nine agents, at three thousand six hundred 
pesos per annum each ; fourteen agents, at three thousand two hun- 
dred pesos per annum each ; three agents, at three thousand pesos per 
annum each ; twelve agents, at two thousand eight hundred pesos per 
annum each; nineteen agents, at two thousand four hundred pesos per 
annum each ; for temporary storekeepers, at hot to exceed -seventy 
pesos per month each ; one" employee, at four hundred and eighty 
pesos per annum; ten laborers, at seventy centavos per diem; one 
watchman, at fifty pesos per month; and for temporary office em- 
ployees; for contingent expenses, including purchase of office furni- 
ture and supplies ; per diems of officers and employees when traveling 
on official business; transportation of officers, employees, and sup- 
plies; cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding; for 
a special fund to be expended in the discretion of the Collector of 
Internal Revenue for expenses incident to the detection and pun- 
ishment of violators of the internal revenue law, three thousand 
pesos; riding equipment for agents; testing and gauging instruments; 
launch repairs and supplies: Provided^ That minor and emergency 
repairs may be made, without the intervention of the Bureau of Navi- 

S.tion, at the nearest available point when vessels are away from 
anila: And provided further^ That the sum of four thousand six 
hundred pesos appropriated by Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and 
twenty-seven for the purchase of launches shall be continued avail- 
able for expenditure during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and 
eight ; for an allowance of twenty pesos per month each to agents in 
the provinces for each authorized horse furnished and maintained by 
said agents for official transportation: Provided^ That the Collector 
of Internal Revenue is hereby authorized in his discretion to advance 
to agents not to exceed one hundred and twenty-five pesos for the 
purchase of each horse required for transportation, such advances to 
be reimbursed to the Government by monthly deductions of ten per 
centum from the agents' salaries, and for such advances this appro- 
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priation is hereby made available; newspapers, magazines, and pe- 
riodicals; janitor's supplies; and other incidental expenses; five hun- 
dred and seventy-eight thousand pesos. 

BtJBEAU OF THE TBEASUBT. 

Bureau of the Treasury: For salaries and wages of the Insular 
Treasurer, at fourteen thousand pesos per annum; Assistant Insular 
Treasurer, at eight thousand pesos per annum. 
Cash room : 

One clerk, class one; one clerk, class two; two clerks, class six; 
two clerks, class seven ; one clerk, class eight ; one clerk, class nine ; 
three clerks, Class D; one clerk. Class F; two clerks. Class H; one 
clerk. Class I; one employee, at four hundred and eighty pesos per 
annum ; one office boy, at thirty pesos per month. 
Miscellaneous division : 

One chief clerk, class three ; one clerk, class five ; two clerks, class 
six ; two clerks, class seven ; one clerk, class eight ; one clerk. Class F ; 
one clerk. Class H ; one clerk. Class J ; one messenger, at three hun- 
dred and sixty pesos per annum. 
Division of disbursements : 

Insular Disbursing Officer, at seven thousand pesos per annum; 
one clerk, class five; three clerks, class six; one clerk, class seven; 
one clerk, Class A ; one clerk, Class D ; one derk, Class E ; one clerk, 
Class F ; one clerk. Class G ; one clerk. Class H ; one special messen- 
ger, at six hundred pesos per annum ; one messenger, at four hundred 
and eighty pesos per annum. 
Miscellaneous : 

Three watchmen, at one hundred and fifty pesos per month each, 
and three guards, at sixty pesos per month each from August first, 
nineteen hundred and seven; for hire of temporary employees. 
Contingent expenses: 

For contingent expenses, including purchase and repair of office 
furniture and supplies; per diems of officers and employees when 
traveling on official business; transportation of officers, employees, 
and supplies; cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and bind- 
ing; for expenses incurred in the transfer of Insular funds; books 
and periodicals; and other incidental expenses; one himdred and 
forty-two thousand five hundred pesos. 

DEPARTMENT OP PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. 
BUREAU OF EDUCATION. 

Bureau of Education: For salaries and wages of — 
Office of the Director: 
^ Director of Education, at twelve thousand pesos per annum ;' As- 
sistant Director of Education, at seven thousand five hundred pesos 
per annum ; Second Assistant Director of Education, at six thousand 
pesos per annum; chief clerk, class five; property clerk, class six; 
two clerks, class six ; two clerks, class seven ; eight clerks, class eight ; 
eight clerks, class nine ; one clerk. Class D ; two clerks. Class E ; four 
clerks. Class H; four clerks, Class I; two clerks, Class J; two car- 
penters, at two pesos and forty centavos per diem each ; four packers, 
at one peso and fifty centavos per diem each ; eight laborers, at one 
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Offices of the division superintendents : 

One division superintendent, at six thousand pesos per annum; 
three division superintendents, at five thousand pesos per anum each ; 
eleven division superintendents, at four thousand five hundred pesos 
per annum each ; six division superintendents, at four thousand pesos 
per annum each ; seven division superintendents, at three thousand six 
nundred pesos per annum each; eight division superintendents, at 
three thousand two hundred pesos per annum each ; three clerks, class 
nine; ten clerks. Class D; eighteen clerks, Class E; eight clerks, 
Class F; eleven clerks. Class I; eleven clerks, Class J: Provided^ 
That authorized salaries maj^ pe paid to school superintendents and 
clerks, irrespective of the divisions to which they are assigned, the 
provisions of Act Numbered Six hundred and seventy-two to the 
contrary notwithstanding. 
Insular schools : 

Superintendent of Philippine Normal School, at six thousand pesos 
per annum ; superintendent of Philippine School of Arts and Trades, 
at four thousand eight hundred pesos per annum ; superintendent of 
Insular Agricultural School, at four thousand eight hundred pesos 
per annum. 

General teaching force : 

One instructor in agriculture, class five; ten teachers, class six; 
fifteen teachers, class seven; sixty -five teachers, at three thousana 
pesos per annum each; one hundred and forty teachers, class eight, 
thirty of whom must be industrial teachers ; seventy teachers, at two 
thousand six hundred pesos per annum each; three hundred and 
ninety teachers, class nine ; thirty teachers, at two thousand two hun- 
dred pesos per annum each; ninety teachers, class ten; twenty-nine 
teachers. Class A; fourteen teacners. Class D; twenty teachers. 
Class E; thirty- four teachers. Class F; twenty teachers. Class G; 
twenty teachers. Class H; two hundred teachers. Class I; one hun- 
dred and thirty-two teachers, Class J; one instructor in nursing, 
class nine ; for night-school teachers^ at not to exceed three pesos per 
night each: Provided^ That the Director of Education, subject to 
approval by the Secretary of Public Instruction, may detail or assim 
any teacher to perform such duties in any branch or division of the 
Bureau of Education as the service reauires, the provisions of Act 
Numbered Four hundred and thirty to tne contrary notwithstanding. 
Division of the American Circulating Library Association of 
Manila, P. I. : 

One librarian, class eight; one assistant librarian, class nine; one 
assistant librarian and cataloguer, class nine ; one assistant librarian, 
Class A; one clerk, Class H; one clerk, at four hundred and twenty 
pesos per annum; three messengers and janitors, at two hundred and 
forty pesos per annum each: Provided^ That all receipts on every 
account of the American Circulating Library of Manila shall w 
duly accounted for to the Auditor and deposited by the librarian in 
the Insular Treasury : And provided^ That a permanent appropria- 
tion of all receipts deposited under the preceding provisions, except 
from the sale of catalogues and lists, is hereby made for the purchase 
of books and pamphlets for the library, such funds to be withdrawn 
upon requisition of the Director of Education : And provided further^ 
that the American Circulating Library may purchase books, peri- 



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odicals, and other reading matter without the intervention of the 
Purchasing Agent, the provisions of Act Numbered One himdred 
and forty-six, as amended, to the contrary notwithstanding. 
Miscellaneous : 

Normal School, Maiiila, two janitors, at thirty pesos per month 
each; six janitors, at twenty pesos per month each; Trade School, 
Manila, one mechanic, at two pesos and forty centavos per diem, 
seven janitors, at twenty pesos per month each; Nautical School, 
Manila, two janitors, at thirty pesos per month each. 

For hire of temporary employees and emergency laborers. 

One superintenaent of Filipmo students in the United States, at 
five thousand pesos per annum. 
Contingent expenses: 

For contingent expenses, including purchase of office furniture and 
supplies; per diems of officers and employees when traveling on offi- 
cial business; transportation of officers, employees, and supplies; 
cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding; tor the 
purchase of school books, furniture, and supplies; equipment, ma- 
chinery, and tools for industrial schools, and equipment for industrial 
departments in intermediate and high schools, sixty thousand pesos; 
apparatus, equipment, and supplies for Nautical School ; for ice and 
distilled water for Insular schools and dormitories in Manila ; for fuel 
and lights for Insular schools and dormitories in Manila ; medical at- 
tendance for pupils attending normal school, including that of dormi- 
tory for pupils attending normal school ; for an allowance of not to 
exceed twenty pesos per month each to division superintendents and 
supervising teachers, in the provinces, for each authorized horse fur- 
nished and maintained by said division superintendents and super- 
vising teachers for official transportation, in the discretion of the Di- 
rector of Education, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Pub- 
lic Instruction : Provided^ That said authorized horses shall be fur- 
nished by division superintendents and supervising teachers at their 
own expense; rents; for the actual and necessary cost of education 
and maintenance, including traveling expenses, of not to exceed one 
hundred and seventy-one students in the United States, at one thou- 
sand pesos each per annum, under the provisions of Act Numbered 
Eight hundred and fifty-four, and for the actual and necessary liv- 
ing and incidental expenses while in Manila, in the discretion of the 
Secretary of Public Instruction, and for traveling expenses of such 
students from Manila to their homes in the provinces; for ten free 
scholarships of two hundred and forty pesos per annum each for 
young women in the nurses' training course; medical attendance to 
Grovernment students, as provided by Act Numbered Eleven hundred 
and thirty-three ; for the actual and necessary traveling expenses of 
the superintendent of students in the United States, of an assistant 
accompanying students from San Francisco to their places of estab- 
lishment m the United States, and of necessary attendants accom- 
panying parties of students from Manila to San Francisco under the 
provisions of Act Numbered Twelve hundred and twenty-five; and 
other incidental expenses. 

For the establishment and maintenance of educational work among 
the non-Christian tribes, including subsistence and clothing of pupils 
in industrial schools to be expended in the discretion of the Secretary 
of Public Instruction, seventy-five thousand pesos. 

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For the support of primair instruction in municipalities located 
on " friar lands " estates, to be allotted by the Secretary of Public 
Instruction, twenty-five thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Education, three million five hundred and 
ten thousand pesos. 

PHn.IPPINE MEDICAL SCHOOL. 

Philippine Medical School: For appropriation by the board of con- 
trol, for the ends specified by law, m accordance with section three, 
letter (c), of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifteen, including 
the purchase of necessary, apparatus for the outdoor clinic of said 
school, and the payment of the premium on the bond of the property 
clerk of said school, one hundred and twenty-two thousand pesos. 

For the establishment and maintenance of fifty free beds for clin- 
ical purposes in a hospital or hospitals to be designated by the board 
of control, twenty-five thousand pesos. 

In all, lor the Philippine Medical School, one hundred and forty- 
seven thousand pesos. 

The Governor-General is hereby authorized to appoint two mu- 
nicipal physicians as externes in obstetrics in the Philippine Medical 
School, with compensation at not to exceed sixty pesos per month 
each, from July nrst, nineteen hundred and seven, to be paid from 
the appropriation for the Philippine Medical School, the provisions 
of Act Numbered One hundred and forty-eight to the contrary not- 
withstanding: 

BUREAU OP SUPPLY. 

The provisions of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and twenty- 
seven under this head are hereby repealed and the following sub- 
stituted in lieu thereof : 

^^ Bureau of Supply: The appropriation heretofore desi^ated 
' Purchase of supplies ' shall hereafter be known as ' Bureau of Sup- 
ply,^ In addition to the purposes for which this appropriation was 
available prior to the enactment of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, it shall be available for the payment of the neces- 
sary operating expenses of the Bureau of Supply, exclusive of the 
division of cold storage, including the salaries of the Purchasing 
Agent, at ten thousand pesos per annum; Assistant Purchasing 
Agent, at six thousand five hundred pesos per annum ; and the sal- 
aries and wages of one disbursing omcer and cashier, at five thou- 
sand five hundred pesos per annum ; one property officer, at four thou- 
sand pesos per annum ; one buyer, class five ; one buyer, class six ; four 
clerks, class six ; six clerks, class seven ; one superintendent of hard- 
ware, at three thousand pesos per annum ; one superintendent and in- 
spector of lumber, class eight ; one superintendent of coal yard, class 
eight; eleven clerks, class eight; ten clerks, class nine; two clerks, 
class ten; one chief watchman. Class A; three clerks. Class A; two 
clerks, Class B; one clerk. Class C; six watchmen. Class C; eight 
clerks, Class D; eight clerks. Class E; nine clerks. Class F; four 
clerks. Class G ; one clerk. Class H ; two clerks. Class I ; ten messen- 
gers, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum each ; for hire of 
forcha crews; for hire of not more than two assistant foremen, at 
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sary, at not to exceed six pesos per diem each ; emergency clerks and 
laborers as may be necessary from time to time in the coal and lum- 
ber yards and for handling supplies; for hire of temporary em- 
ployees; service allowances of officers and employees upon appoint- 
ment, resignation, or death, as authorized by law ; and other expenses, 
including cost of office furniture and supplies; cable^ams; postage 
and telegrams; printing and binding; rents; repairs; hire and mainte- 
nance of transportation ; and for an other purposes necessarily inci- 
dent to the maintenance and operation of the service : Provided^ That 
no surcharge shall be made upon the cost of freight on delivery of 
supplies by the Bureau of Supply." 

Division of cold storage: The appropriation heretofore designated 
^''Bureau of Cold Storage " shall hereafter be known as " division of 
cold storage.^'* The provisions of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and 
twentv-seven under the head " Bureau of Gold Storage " are hereby 
repealed and the following substituted in lieu thereof : 

''Division of Cold Storage: There is hereby created under the above 
desiffnation a permanent reimbursable appropriation to the credit of 
whidi shall be deposited all receipts of the division of cold storage on 
account of services or supplies furnished to other branches of the 
Government and to other persons. 

" There shall be paid from this appropriation the salaries and wages 
of: Office division — Chief of the division, at four thousand eight 
hundred pesos per annum; one clerk, class six; three clerks, class 
seven; one clerk, class eight; two clerks, class nine; one clerk, Class 
A ; one clerk. Class D ; one clerk. Class H ; two salesmen, at one peso 
and fifty centavos per diem each ; two issue clerks, at one peso and 
fifty centavos per diem each ; three messengers, at one peso and twenty 
centavos per diem each. Manufacturing division — One chief engi- 
neer, at four thousand eight hundred pesos per annum ; one assistant 
engineer, class five, one assistant engineer, class seven; one assistant 
engineer, class nine; two junior engineers, at four pesos and fifty 
centavos per diem each; one machinist, class eight; three machinists, 
at four pesos and fifty centavos per diem each ; one electrician, at five 
pesos per diem ; one assistant electrician, at two pesos per diem ; one 
pipe-fitter, ^at five pesos per diem ; three oilers, at one peso and fifty 
centavos per diem each ; three watertenders, at one peso and fifty cen- 
tavos per diem each; ten laborers, at one peso and fifty centavos per 
diem each; forty laborers, at one peso per diem each. Cold-storage 
division — One overseer, class eight ; one clerk, at one peso and seventy- 
five centavos per diem ; one foreman, at one peso and thirty-five centa- 
vos per diem; twenty laborers, at one peso per diem each. Land 
transportation division — One overseer, class nine; one teamster, at 
five pesos per diem ; nine teamsters, at four pesos per diem each ; three 
teamsters, at two pesos per diem each ; one wheelwright, at two pesos 
and fifty centavos per diem ; six laborers, at one peso and sixty centa- 
vos per diem each; seventeen laborers, at one peso per diem each. 
Water transportation division — One foreman, at two pesos per diem ; 
four patrons, at one peso and thirty -five centavos per diem each; 
eighteen sailors, at one peso per diem each. Care and maintenance of 
buildings and grounds — One mechanic, class nine; two watchmen, at 
four pesos and fifty centavos per diem each ; three watchmen, at four 
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per diem each ; one overseer, at one peso and sixty centavos per diem ; 
one storekeeper, at one peso and eighty centavos per diem; seven 
laborers, at one peso and twenty centavos per diem each; service 
allowances of officers and employees upon appointment, resignation, 
or death, as authorized by law ; and other expenses, including cost oi 
equipment, furniture, and supplies; cablegrams; postage and tele- 
grams; printing and binding; hire, maintenance, and renewal of 
transportation; maintenance, renewal, repair, and improvement of 
plant ; and all other purposes necessarily incident to the maintenance 
and operation of the service. 

" The net earnings of the division of cold storage shall be certified 
on the first day of each month for the preceding month by the chief 
of the division, and, upon approval of such certification by the Pur- 
chasing Agent and the head of the Department, said net earnings 
shall be transferred by the Insular Auditor to the credit of ' miscella- 
neous revenues ' of the Insular Government." 

BUREAU OF PRISONS. 

Bureau of Prisons: For salaries and wages of Director of Prisons, 
at seven thousand five hundred pesos per annum ; Assistant Director 
of Prisons, at six thousand pesos per annum ; Second Assistant Di- 
rector of Prisons, at three thousand eight hundred pesos per annum ; 
one clerk, class seven; three clerks, class eight; one steward, class 
eight ; three clerks, class nine ; one baker, class nine ; three inspectors 
of the guard, class eight; three inspectors of the guard, class nine; 
ihirty-one first-class guards, under the provisions of Act Numbered 
Twelve hundred and twenty-five; one interpreter. Class A; one 
clerk. Class A; one overseer, Class C; three clerks, Class D; one 
teamster, at four pesos and fifty centavos per diem; one overseer, 
Class D ; two clerks, Claas H ; two sergeants of the guard, under the 
provisions of Act Numbered Twelve hundred and twenty-five; six- 
teen keepers, under the provisions of Act Numbered Twelve hundred 
and twenty-five; forty -five second-class guards, under the provisions 
of Act Numbered Twelve hundred and twenty-five ; two chaplains, at 
six hundred pesos per annum each; one matron, at sixty-two pesos 
and fifty centavos per month; two Sisters of Charity, at thirty pesos 
per month each with quarters in kind to be assigned by the Director 
of Prisons ; one clerk. Class J ; two drivers, at one peso and fifty cen- 
tavos per diem each ; two cocheros, at eighty centavos per diem each ; 
two laborers, at twenty-four pesos per month each; for additional 
compensation to executioner, at twenty pesos per execution ; band in- 
struction, at two pesos per hour; Provided^ That payment thereof 
may be made as additional compensation to an official or employee 
pertaining to another branch oi the service upon approval by the 
neads of the departments concerned, the provisions of existing law to 
the contrary notwithstanding; for such proportion of office salaries 
of the industrial division as shall be fixed by the Secretary of Public 
Instruction. 

Iwahig penal settlement: 
One superintendent, class one; one overseer and assistant super- 
intendent, at four thousand pesos per annum ; one farming instructor, 
at three thousand pesos per annum; one trades instructor, at two 
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one assistant overseer, Class D; one clerk, Class H; one assistant 
overseer. Class I; two assistant overseers, Class J: Provided^ That 
the superintendent of the Iwahig penal settlement, with the approval 
of the Director of Prisons^ is authorized to employ, as assistant over- 
seers, such suitable colonists, prisoners who have been legally dis- 
charged, as may, in his judgment, be necessary within the limits 
of this Act. 

Miscellaneous : 

For hire of t;pmporary employees. 
Contingent expenses: 

For contingent expenses, including purchase of office furniture and 
supplies; per diems of officers and employees when traveling on 
omcial business; transportation of officers, employees, and supplies; 
cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and binding; subsist- 
ence of prisoners; nospital special diet; medical and hospital equip- 
ment and supplies; surgical instruments; ice for hospitals; supplies 
for prisoners, including clothing, bedding, soap, tobacco, mess Kits, 
and Darber supplies ; building inaterials and tools for general renew- 
als and repairs ; postage for prisoners' mail ; photographers' supplies ; 
guards' equipment, including firearms, ammunition for target prac- 
tice and emergency supplj^, and repair of arms and shackles; burial 
of deceased prisoners; reimbursement to prisoners of earning^ as 
hired laborers outside of prison prior to American occupation; for 
one suit of clothing of value not exceeding five pesos and a gratuity 
not exceeding ten pesos to each prisoner upon release in cases when, 
in the discretion or the Director of Prisons, such clothing and gratu- 
ity are necessary; transportation of discharged prisoners to their 
homes in the Philippine Islands; electric current; band and athletic 
supplies ; purchase, hire, and maintenance of land and water trans- 
portation 5 fuel and kitchen equipment and supplies; water and sewer- 
age supplies and fire hose ; for the maintenance of the Iwahig penal 
settlement; purchase of agricultural implements; tools; seeds; mis- 
cellaneous supplies for maintenance and repair of plant; transpor- 
tation of prisoners to and from the settlement : Provided^ That when, 
in the judgment of the Secretary of Public Instruction, a first-class 
prisoner merits consideration, his wife, family, or fiancee, may be 
permitted to join him at the Iwahig penal settlement, and that the 
transportation from their homes to Iwahig may be paid from this 
appropriation ; steam road roller with engine to run rice huller, band 
saw, and rock crusher for the Iwahig penal settlement ; illuminating 
supplies; maintenance of prisoners in reform schools or other author- 
ized private or public mstitutions; maintenance of Hospital B, 
including rent and repairs; and other incidental expenses; nve hun- 
dred andeighty-three thousand two hundred pesos. 

Indiistrim dhnsion^ Bureau of Prisons: The second paragraph of 
that portion of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and twenty-seven, 
which provides for the industrial division. Bureau of Prisons, is 
hereby amended to read as follows : 

" There shall be paid from this appropriation the necessary ex- 
penses of the industrial division, including the salaries and wages 
of such superintendents, foremen, clerks subject to the civil-service 
rules, mechanics, skilled workmen, and temporary employees as may 
be necessary, who shall be appointed by the Assistant Director of 
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tion, at rates of compensation approved by the latter: Provided^ 
That such portion of the compensation of employees of this division 
as shall be approved by the Secretary of Public Instruction shall be 
charged to the appropriation for current expenses of the Bureau of 
Prisons; service allowances of officials and employees upon appoint- 
ment, resignation, or death, as authorized by law; and the cost of 
equipment, including machinery, and supplies, necessary for the 
maintenance, operation, and improvement of the plant. 

" The assets of the ' carabao cart fund ' of wnaltver nature are 
hereby consolidated with and made a part of the capital account of 
this aivision." 

General store ^ Iwahig penal settlement: The superintendent of the 
Iwahig penal settlement, with the approval of the Secretary of 
Public Instruction, is hereby authorized to establish and maintain 
a general store for the sale of merchandise which may be required 
by the residents of the settlement, and for the purchase of pixxiuce 
which, under authority from the Secretary of Public Instruction, 
prisoners residing at the settlement may dispose of for their own 
profit: Provided. That no additional compensation nor piecuhiary 
profit shall be allowed any officer or employee of the Government on 
account of services rendered in connection with this store. To carry 
out the purposes hereinbefore stated, there is hereby created a per- 
manent reimbursable appropriation under the designation ^^General 
store ^ Iwahig penal settlement ^^'^ to the credit of which shall be depos- 
ited cash receipts of the store from all sources, and from which shall 
be paid the cost of supplies and other necessary incidental expenses. 
The Secretary of Public Instruction shall prescribe the articles which 
may be purchased and sold by the general store, the organization and 
methods of administration, and the surcharge which shall be made 
to cover loss from wastage and other unavoidable causes. To furnish 
the necessary funds to permit the establishment of the store, the sum 
of five hundred pesos is hereby appropriated. 

BUBEAU OP PBINTINO. 

Bureau of Printing : The third paragraph under this head in Act 
Numbered Fifteen hundred and twenty -seven is hereby repealed and 
the following is substituted in lieu thereof: "There shall be paid 
from the reimbursable appropriation of the Bureau of Printing sal- 
aries and wages of a Director of Printing, at ten thousand pesos per 
annum ; an Assistant Director of Printing, at six thousand five hun- 
dred pesos per annum ; Superintendent of Work, class one ; one crafts- 
man instructor, class three; eight craftsmen instructors, class four; 
four craftsmen instructors, class five; three craftsmen instructors, 
class six; five craftsmen instructors, class seven; one deliveryman, 
class nine ; one clerk, class five ; two clerks, class six ; one clerk, class 
seven ; one clerk, class ten ; two employees, class ten ; one clerk. Class 
B; two watchmen, Class C; three clerks. Class D; five clerk^ Class 
G ; one clerk, Class I ; salaries and wages of the necessary craftsmen, 
junior craftsmen, apprentices, carpenters, laborers, and such other 
clerical, mechanical, miscellaneous, and temporary employees; for 
night work; overtime pay; and extra compensation accruing under 
the provisions of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and forty ; serv- 

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ice allowances of oflScials and employees upon appointmentj resigna- 
tion, or death, as authorized by law ; and other expenses, including 
cost of equipment, furniture, and supplies; lithographing; cable- 
grams; postage and telegrams; hire, maintenance, and renewal of 
transportation; rents; repairs; and all other expenses necessarily 
incident to the maintenance, operation, and improvement of the plant, 
including buildings." 

Section one of Act Numbered Six hundred and fifty is hereby re- 
pealed. Hereafter the number, qualifications, classification, and com- 
pensation of apprentices shall be deten^wned and regulated by the 
head of Department: Provided^ That the extra compensation pro- 
vided in section two of Act Numbered Six hundred and fifty, as 
amended by Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and forty, shall be- 
come effective as to apprentices from the date of their entrance into 
the third year of apprenticeship. 

The Director of Jrrinting is nereby authorized to detail a suitable 
employee of the Bureau of Printing who may be on leave in the 
United States for duty for one month in the city of Washington, Dis- 
trict of Columbia, for the purpose of securing information m regard 
to the system of cost accounting recently adopted by the United 
States Government, and said employee shall be entitled to his travel- 
ing expenses from his home in the tinited States to the city of Wash- 
ington and return, and to his actual and necessary living expenses 
while in Washin^n on this duty ; and the expenses incident to the 
foregoinjg authorization are hereby made a proper charge against the 
appropriation '''Bureau of Printing.'*'* 

JUDICIARY. 

Judiciary : For salaries and wages — : 
Supreme Court: 

Chief Justice, at twenty thousand pesos per annum; six associate 
justices, at twenty thousand pesos per annum each; clerk of the court, 
at six thousand pesos per annum ; one deputy clerk, at four thousand 
pesos per annum; two employees, class six; three employees, class 
seven; one emplovee. Class B; one employee. Class C; one employee. 
Class D ; one employee, Class E ; one employee, Class F ; one employee, 
Class G; three employees. Class H; one employee, Class I; five em- 
plovees, Class J; nve employees, at three hundred pesos per annum 
each; one employee, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum. 
Reporter of the Supreme Court : 

Reporter of the Supreme Court, from August first, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven, at seven thousand pesos per annum; one employee, 
class six; two employees, class seven; one employee, class eight; one 
employee, class nine; two employees, class ten; one employee. Class 
A ; one employee, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum. 
Court of First Instance, Manila : 

Three judges, at eleven thousand pesos per annum each ; clerk, at 
four thousand pesos per annum ; one assistant clerk, at three thousand 
two hundred pesos per annum; two deputy clerks, at two thousand 
four hundred pesos per annum each ; five employees, class seven ; one 
employee, class eight; three employees, class nine; eight employees. 
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Courts of First Instance, First District : 

One judge, at nine thousand pesos per annum; one employe, class 
eight; one employee, Class C; one clerk, Cagayan, at one thousand 
six hundred pesos per annum ; one clerk, Isabela, at one thousand four 
hundred pesos per annum; two employees. Class J; two employees, 
at two hundred and forty pesos per annum each. 
Courts of First Instance, Second District : 

One judge, at nine thousand pesos per annum; one clerk, Ilocos 
Norte, at one thousand eight hundred pesos per annum; one clerk, 
Ilocos Sur, at one thousand eight hundred pesos per annum ; one em- 
ployee. Class C ; one employee. Class D ; four employees, Class J ; two 
employees, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum each. 
Courts of First Instance, Third District: 

One judge, at ten thousand pesos per annum; one employee, class 
seven ; one employee, class nine ; one clerk. La Union, at one thousand 
eight hundred pesos per annum ; one clerk, Pangasinan, at two thou- 
sand two hundred pesos per annum ; one clerk, Zambales, at one thou- 
sand six hundred pesos per annum ; one deputy clerk, Pangasinan, at 
seven hundred ana twenty pesos per annum ; one employee. Class J ; 
one employee, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum ; one em- 

Sloyee, at three hundred pesos per annum ; one employee, at two hun- 
red and forty pesos per annum. 

Courts or First Instance, Fourth District : 

One judge, at ten thousand pesos per annum; one employee, 
Class A; one employee, Class H; one clerk, Nueva Ecija, at one 
thousand eight hundred pesos per annum; one clerk, Fampanga, 
at two thousand pesos per annum ; one clerk, Tarlac, at one thousand 
eight hundred pesos per annum; one deputy clerk, Pampanga, at 
six hundred pesos per annum ; one employee. Class J ; two employees, 
at three hundred pesos per annum each ; three employees, at two nim- 
dred and forty pesos per annum each. 

Courts of First Instance, Fifth District : 

One judge, at ten thousand pesos per annum; one clerk, Bula- 
*can, at two thousand pesos per annum; one clerk, Rizal, at one 
thousand eight hundred pesos per annum; one employee. Class C; 
one employee. Class G ; one employee, Class H ; one employee. Class 
J; one employee, at three hundred, and sixty pesos per annum; two 
employees, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum each. 
Courts of First Instance, Sixth District: 

One judge, at ten thousand pesos per annum; one clerk, Bataan, 
at one thousand six hundred pesos per annum; one clerk, Cavite, at 
one thousand eight hundred pesos per annum ; one clerk. La Laguna, 
at one thousand eight hunared pesos per annum; one employee. 
Class C ; four employees, Class J ; two employees, at three hunared 
and sixty pesos per annum each; three employees, at two hundred 
and forty pesos per annum each. 

Courts of First Instance, Seventh District: 

One judge, at ten thousand pesos per annum ; one employee, class 
eight; one employee, class nine; one clerk, Batangas, at two thousand 
two hundred pesos per annum; one clerk, Mindoro, at one thou- 
sand six hundred pesos per annum; one clerk, Tayabas, at one 
thousand eight hunared pesos per annum; one clerk, subprovince of 
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Class J; one employee, at three hundred and. sixty pesos per annum; 
four employees, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum each. 

Courts of First Instance, Eighth District: 
One judge, at ten thousand pesos per annum; one employee, class 
seven; one employee, class nine; one clerk, Albay, at one thousand 
eight hundred pesos per annum ; one clerk, Ambos Camarines, at 
one thousand eiffht hundred pesos per annum; one clerk, Sorsogon, 
at one thousand six hundred pesos per annum ; one deputy clerk, 
Albay, at seven hundred and twenty pesos per annum; three em- 
ployees. Class J; one employee, at three himdred and sixty pesos 
per annum; one employee at three hundred pesos per annum; two 
employees, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum each. 

Court of First Instance, Ninth District: 
One judge, at ten thousand pesos per annum 5 one employee, class 
seven; one employee, class nine; one clerk, Hoilo, at two thousand 
four hundred pesos per annum; two employees. Class H; one em- 
ployee, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum; one employee, 
at two hundred and forty pesos per annum. 

Courts of First Instance, Tenth District : 
One judge, at ten thousand pesos per annum; one derk. Antique, 
at one thousand eight hundred pesos per annum; one clerk. Occi- 
dental Negros, at two thousand two hundred pesos per annum; one 
employee. Class C ; two employees. Class J ; one employee, at three 
hundred and sixty pesos per annum; one employee, at two hundred 
and eighty-eight pesos per annum ; one employee, at one hundred and 
eighty pesos per annum. 

Courts of First Instance, Eleventh District : 
One judge, at ten thousand pesos per annum; one employee, class 
seven ; one clerk, Bohol, at two thousand pesos per annum ; one clerk, 
Cebu, at two thousand four hundred pesos per annum ; one clerk. 
Oriental Negros,. at one thousand six hundred pesos per annum; one 
deputy derk, Cebu, at one thousand two hundred pesos per annum ; 
one employee. Class D ; two employees. Class H ; two emplx)yees. Class 
J; one employee, at three hundred and sixty pesos per annum; one 
employee, at two hundred and forty pesos per annum ; one employee, 
at one hundred and twenty pesos per annum ; translating assistants, 
not to exceed two hundred pesos. 

Courts of First Instance, Twelfth District: 
One judge, at ten thousand pesos per annum; one employee, class 
eight ; one clerk, Leyte, at two thousand pesos per annum ; one clerk, 
Samar, at one thousand eight hundred pesos per annum; one em- 
ployee. Class A ; two employees, Class J ; two employees, at two hun- 
dred and forty pesos per annum each. 

Courts of First Instance, Thirteenth District : 
One judge, at nine thousand pesos per annum; one employee, class 
nine; one clerk, Misamis, at one thousand eight hundred pesos per 
annum; one clerk, Surigao, at one thousand six hundred pesos per 
annum; one clerk, district of Lanao, at six hundred pesos per annum; 
one clerk, subdistrict of Dapitan, at six hundred pesos per annum; 
one employee. Class J ; one employee, at three himdred and sixty pesos 
per annum ; four employees, at two hundred and forty pesos per an- 
num each. 



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Courts of First Instance, Fourteenth District : 

One judge, at nine thousand pesos per annum; one clerk, Jolo, at 
two thousand pesos per annum ; one clerk, Zamboanffa, at two thou- 
sand four hunored pesos per annum ; five deputy clerks, at four hun- 
dred pesos per annum each ; four employees, at two himdred and forty 
pesos per annum each. 

Courts of First Instance, Fifteenth District : 

One judge, at nine thousand pesos per annum; one employee. Class 
A; one employee, Class C; one clerk, Capiz, at one thousand eight 
hundred pesos per annum ; one clerk, Palawan, at six hundred pesos 
per annum; one clerk, subprovince of Masbate, at eight hundred 
pesos per annum ; one clerk, subprovince of Romblon, at one thousand 
p>esos per annum; one deputy clerk, Palawan, at four hundred and 
eighty pesos per annum; two employees. Class J; one employee, at 
three hundrea and sixty pesos per annum; two employees, at two 
hundred and forty pesos per annum each. 

Courts of First Instance, Mountain District: 

One judge, at nine thousand pesos per annum ; one fiscal, at three 
thousand two hundred pesos per annum ; one clerk, at three thousand 
two hundred pesos per annum; three deputy clerks, at six hundred 
pesos per annum each ; one employee, at two himdred and forty pesos 
per annum ; clerical, interpreting, and translating assistants to fiscal, 
not to exceed one thousand eight hundred pesos. 

Judges of First Instance and employees at large : 

Four judges, at nine thousand pesos per annum each ; one employee, 
class seven ; two employees, class eight ; two employees, class nine. 
Court of Land Kegistration : 

One judge, at ten thousand pesos per annum; one judge, at nine 
thousand pesos per annum ; clerk of court, at five thousand pesos per 
annum; one examiner of titles, Manila, at three thousand pesos per 
annum; one assistant clerk of court, at three thousand six hundred 
pesos per annum ; two employees, class six ; two employees, class seven ; 
five employees, class eight ; tour employees, class nine ; one employee, 
class ten ; three employees, Class A ; two employees. Class C ; two em- 
ployees. Class D ; tnree employees. Class E ; five employees. Class F ; 
three employees. Class G; ten employees. Class H; ten employees, at 
three hundred and sixty pesos per annum each. 
Miscellaneous : 

For hire of special interpreters and other emergency employees. 
Contingent expenses: 

For contingent expenses, including purchase of office furniture and 
supplies ; per diems of officers and employees, when traveling on offi- 
cial business, including all per diems of judges of First Instance and 
of the Court of Land Kegistration, from July first, nineteen hundred 
and seven, the per diems and transportation of judges while traveling 
on official business being hereby made a charge against this appro- 
priation exclusively; transportation of officers, employees, and sup- 
plies, including the traveling expenses of justices of the peace, as pro- 
vided by section thirty-three of Act Numbered Sixteen nundred and 
twenty-seven; cablegrams; postage and telegrams; printing and bind- 
ing j repairs; sheriffs' fees and per diems; purchase of five hundred 
copies of Lobingier's Manual de Juzgados de Paz ; expenses incurred 
under section ten of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and seventy- 
six, and the per diems of clerks of courts under section five of tne 

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same Act being hereby authorized, the provisions of existing law to 
the contrary notwithstanding ; for advertising not otherwise provided 
for ; for the payment of reasonable charges authorized by the Attor- 
ney-General for chemical or medical examinations when in his opin- 
ion the provisions of section fifteen of Act Numbered Fourteen hun- 
dred ana eighty-seven and sections thirty-seven and forty-one of Act 
Numbered Sixteen hundred and twenty-seven are insufficient to secure 
the proper administration of justice, or for other technical or profes- 
sional services necessarily incident to criminal proceedings conducted 
in Courts of First Instance or of justices of the peace ; and other inci- 
dental expenses ; eight hundred and ten thousand pesos. The Bureau 
of Justices shall be charged with the disbursement of appropriations 
under this head. 

The resolution of the Commission dated Augiist sixth, nineteen 
hundred and seven, granting to Henry C. Bates, judge of First In- 
stance, Ninth Judicial District, certain leave of absence privileges is 
hereby confirmed. 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF BENOUET. 

For salaries and wages, including salary of provincial governor, at 
four thousand pesos per annum ; provincial treasurer, at three thou- 
sand pesos per annum ; provincial secretary, at one thousand two hun- 
dred pesos per annum ; additional compensation, at the rate of fifty 
pesos per month to J. O. Wagner during such portions of the fiscal 
years nineteen hundred and seven and nineteen hundred and eight as 
he shall have acted as provincial governor, the provisions of existing 
law to the contrary notwithstanding; for salaries and wages of such 
employees as may be authorized by resolution of the provincial board, 
witn the approval of the Executive Secretary ; for general provincial 
expenses, including the actual and necessary traveling expenses and 
per diems of officers and employees, under the provisions oi Act Num- 
bered Thirteen hundred and ninety-six; for the transportation of 
supplies; for the purchase of office furniture and supplies; postage 
and telegrams; prmting and binding; maintenance of official trans- 
portation: repairs to provincial buildings; rents; construction and 
repairs oi bridges, roads, and trails: court expenses; subsistence of 
prisoners; sanitary and burial fund tor indigent persons; for a fund 
to be expended by the provincial governor as provided in Act Num- 
bered Six hundred and eighty-two under the head of " Provincial 
government of Lepanto-Bontoc ; " and other incidental expenses; 
twenty-six thousand pesos. 

The collection of license fees from stores, tailor shops, laundries, 
horseshoeing establishments, butcher shops, silversmiths, shoe shops, 
barber shops, saloons, and bread shops m the township of Baguio, 
Benguet, between December twenty-second, nineteen himdred and 
six, and May twentieth, nineteen hundred and seven, is hereby 
validated. 

The collection of five days' road tax in addition to the ten days' 
road tax required by Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety- 
six by the township of Tublay, Province of Benguet, ille^Uy im- 
posed by resolution of the township council of Tublay on February 
twenty-third, nineteen hundred and seven, and subsequently discon- 
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The resolution of the Commission dated April twenty- fourth, 
nineteen hundred and seven, validating the collection of the so-called 
" Igorot cedula " tax is hereby confirmed. 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF LEPANTO-BONTOC. 

For salaries and wages, including salary of provincial governor, 
at four thousand eight hundred pesos per annum; provincial sec- 
retary-treasurer, at three thousand two hundred pesos per annum; 
provmcial supervisor, at three thousand pesos per annum; lieu- 
tenant-governor for the subprovince of Amburayan, at two thou- 
sand eight hundred pesos per annum; lieutenant-governor for the 
subprovince of Bontoc, at three thousand pesos per annum; lieu- 
tenant-governor for the subprovince of Kannga, at three thousand 
two hundred pesos per annum; for salaries and wages of such em- 
ployees as may be authorized by resolution of the provincial board, 
with the approval of the Executive Secretary; for general provin- 
cial expenses, including the actual and necessary traveling expenses 
and per diems of officers and employees, under the provisions of Act 
Numoered Thirteen hundred and ninety-six : for the transportation 
of supplies; for the purchase of office rurniture and supplies; 
postage and telegrams; printing and binding; maintenance of 
public animals, including breeding animals loaned by the Bureau of 
Agriculture; repairs to provincial buildings; rents; construction 
and repairs of bridges, roads, and trails; court expenses; subsist- 
ence 01 prisoners; for a fund to be expended by the provincial gov- 
ernor as provided in Act Numbered Six hundred and eighty-two; 
and other incidental expenses; twenty-six thousand six hundred 
pesos. 

PROVINCIAL. GOVERNMENT OF MINDORO. 

For salaries and wages, including per diems of ten pesos each to 
the United States Army officers detailed as provincial governor 
and provincial supervisor-treasurer; provincial secretary, at three 
thousand pesos per annum ; provincial fiscal, at two thousand eight 
hundred pesos per annum; for salaries and wages of such em- 
ployees as may oe authorized by resolution of the provincial board, 
with the approval of the Executive Secretary; for general pro- 
vincial expenses, including the actual and necessary traveling ex- 
penses of officers and employees, under the provisions of Act Num-^ 
bered Thirteen hundred and ninety-six; for the transportation of 
supplies; for the purchase of office furniture and supplies; postage 
and telegrams; printing and binding; hire and maintenance of 
official transportation; court fees; subsistence of prisoners; for a 
fund to be expended by the provincial governor as provided in Act 
Numbered Six hundred and eighty-two under the head of " Provin- 
cial government of Lepanto-Bontoc ; " and other incidental expenses ; 
twenty-one thousand pesos. 

The resolution of the Commission dated July eighth, nineteen 
hundred and seven, waiving the application of the provisions of 
law as to contracts in section seventeen of Act Numbered Thirteen 
hundred and ninety -six, in so far as concerns the construction of the 
pier at Calapan, Mindoro, is hereby confirmed. 



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PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF NUEVA VIZCAYA. 

For salaries and wages, including salary of provincial governor, 
at four thousand eight hundred pesos per annum; provincial sec- 
retary-treasurer, at three thousand two hundred pesos per annum: 
Provided^ That in the event of acting as provincial governor, he 
shall receive the salary authorized for the latter position in lieu of 
that of provincial secretary-treasurer; for salaries and wages of 
such employees as may be authorized by resolution of the provincial 
board, with the approval of the Executive Secretary; for general 
provincial expenses, including the actual and necessary traveling 
expenses and per diems of officers and employees, under the provisions 
of Act If umbered Thirteen hundred and ninety-six ; for the transpor- 
tation of supplies ; for the purchase of office rumiture and supplies : 
postage and tele^ams ; printing and binding ; rents ; court expenses ; 
subsistence of prisoners ; for the maintenance of the Padre Villa verde 
trail from San Nicolas, Pangasinan, to Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya ; 
for a fund to be expended by the provincial governor as provided in 
Act Numbered Six himdred and eighty-two imder the head of 
" Pi^ovincial government of Lepanto-Bontoc ; " and other incidental 
expenses ; twenty thousand six hundred pesos. 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF PALAWAN. 

For salaries and wages, including per diems of ten pesos to the 
United States Army officer detailed as provincial governor; provin- 
cial secretary-treasurer, at three thousand two hundred pesos per an- 
num ; for salaries and wages of such employees as may be authorized 
by resolution of the provincial board, with the approval of the 
Executive Secretary; for general provincial expenses, including the 
actual and necessary travenng expenses and per diems of officers and 
employees, under the provisions of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred 
and ninety-six ; for the transportation of supplies ; for the purchase 
of office furniture and supplies: postage and telegrams; printing and 
binding; maintenance of official transportation; maintenance and re- 
pair of provincial buildings and equipment; court expenses; subsist- 
ence of prisoners; for a fund to be expended by the provincial gov- 
ernor as provided in Act Numbered Six hundred and eighty-two 
under the nead of " Provincial government of Lepanto-Bontoc;" and 
other incidental expenses ; fifteen thousand five hundred pesos. 

GENERAL PURPOSES. 

General purposes under provisions of Act Numbered Fifteen hun- 
dred and nine: For the payment and commutation of all claims of 
officers and employees for salary, half salary, accrued leave, travel- 
ing expenses and transportation lawfully incurred and the pajmient 
and commutation of which out of the funds of the appropriate Offices 
or Bureaus are not otherwise provided for, fifty thousand pesos. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

For the salaries of the chief and assistant chief of police of the 
municipality of Cavite as provided by Act Numbered Twelve hun- 
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of transportation in kind for said chief or acting chief of police from 
January first, nineteen hundred and seven, and for salaries of sub- 
stitutes when necessary, seven thousand six hundred and eigh^ pesos. 

For the expenses incident to the trip of the Secretary or War and 
the official members of his party from Washington to the Philippine 
Islands, for the proper ceremonial opening of the Philippine Assem- 
bly and reception of the Secretary oi War and members of the Assem- 
bly, to be expended by the Executive Secretary in the discretion of 
the Grovemor-Gteneral, fifteen thousand pesos. 

For the office expenses of the Economic Association of the Philip- 
pines, two thousand eight himdred and eighty pesos. 

For payment to the Bureau of Navigation on account of services 
rendered by coast-guard cutters and launches in connection with the 
restoration of pubfic order in the Islands of Leyte and Samar, thir- 
teen thousand six hundred and seventy pesos. 

For payment to the Bureau of Navigation on account of services 
of a coast-guard cutter to carry election forms to the Batanes Islands, 
one thousand five hundred and fifty pesos. 

For supply of coal under agreement with the Federal Govern- 
ment for the United States Fish Commission boat Albatross^ fifteen 
thousand pesos. 

For payment as contemplated by a resolution of the Commission 
dated February ninth, nineteen hundred and seven, on account of 
transportation service oetween Dagupan and Baguio, from July first, 
nineteen hundred and seven, nineteen thousand two hundred pesos* 
to be disbursed under the direction of the Secretary of Commerce ana 
Police. 

Section three of Act Numbered One hundred and twenty-nine is 
hereby amended to read as follows : 

" Sec. 3. The disbursing agent shall receive a salary of three thou- 
sand pesos per annum." 

The loan of ten thousand pesos made to the provincial government 
of Bulacan for the purpose or furnishing employment on public works 
to persons whojvere temporarily without means of making a liveli- 
hood for themselves and their families on account of the suspension 
of the operation of distilleries immediately following the beginning 
of the operation of the internal-revenue law, is hereby canceled, upon 
condition that the provincial government of Bulacan devote an equal 
amount from its general funds to the construction of roads and 
bridges before December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and nine. 

The employment of certain temporary clerks, at an expense of two 
hundred ana sixty-one pesos and sixty-one centavos, provincial 
funds, in connection with the work of land assessment by the pro- 
vincial board of tax appeals of Oriental Negros, is hereby authorized 
and confirmed, the provisions of existing law to the contrary not- 
withstanding. 

The employment of one foreman, at five pesos per diem, in lieu 
of one foreman, at four pesos per diem, from January first to March 
eighteenth, nineteen himdred and seven, by the provincial board of 
Pangasinan, is hereby authorized and confirmed. 

The provincial board of Samar is hereby authorized to appropriate 
from provincial funds for payment of additional compensation to 
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necessary in addition to his salary as a Constabulary officer to make 
his total salaiy at the rate of six thousand pesos per annum during 
the time he snail fill the position of governor of the Province of 
Samar, beginning May twenty-first, nineteen himdred and seven. 

The payments made from funds of the provincial government of 
Leyte to Eduardo Feito on account of salary while on leave of absence 
are hereby confirmed and authorized. 

Total of appropriations for all purposes, seventeen million four 
hundred and nmety-five thousand nine hundred and eighty pesos. 

Sec. 2. Officers and employees of the Insular Government when 
traveling on official business or when absent from their permanent 
stations may receive, in the discretion of the chief of Bureau or head 
of Department, in lieu of traveling expenses other than transporta- 
tion, per diems or fractional parts thereof as follows: Provided^ how- 
ever^ That chiefs of Bureaus shall make such examination in passing 
upon per diems as may be necessary to satisfy their minds that the 
per diems aUowed will not more than reimburse employees for neces- 
sary traveling expenses and will not constitute an increase of salary; 

Officers and employees receiving a salary of less than one thou- 
sand two hundred pesos per annum, a per diem of one peso ; 

Those receiving one thousand two hundred pesos or more per an- 
num, but not exceeding one thousand eight hundred pesos per annum, 
a per diem of two pesos; 

Those receiving more than one thousand eight hundred pesos per 
annum, but not exceeding two thousand four hundred pesos per an- 
num, a per diem of three pesos ; 

Those receiving more than two thousand four hundred pesos per 
annum ; but not exceeding six thousand pesos per annum, a per diem 
of four pesos J and 

Those receiving more than six thousand pesos per annum, a per 
diem of five pesos: Provided^Thht members of field parties and other 
officers and employee, for whom subsistence in kind or other special 
provision shall be made to cover traveling expenses other than trans- 
portation, shall not be paid the per diem herein stated : And provided 
further^ That in the discretion of a chief of Bureau, employees whose 
compensations are stated at rates other than per annum may be given 
the allowances authorized by this section for employees at a corre- 
sponding per annum compensation : And provided further^ That when 
traveling dv water transportation which does not mclude subsistence, 
officers and employees diall receive in lieu of per diems, reimburs- 
ment of the amounts actually and necessarily expended by them for 
subsistence : And provided further^ That all per diems and traveling 
expenses of the judges of the Courts of First Instance and of the 
Court of Land Registration, beginning July first, nineteen hundred 
and seven, shall be paid from the appropriation for the judiciary^ at 
the rates provided by this section tor other officers receiving similar 
salaries: And provided further^ That officers of the United States 
Army or Navy detailed tor duty with the Insular Government shall 
receive, when traveling on official business of this Government, the 
per diems corresponding to the salary of the position which the offi- 
_ cer is filling und^r detail, and, if no salary be fixed by law for such 
position, the officer shall be considered as included in the class for 
which a per diem of five pesos is authorized, subject to the provisions 
applicable to officers of tne Insular Government. 

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Sec. 3. Upon the approval of the Governor-General or proper head 
of Department first had, a vacancy in a position of any class may be 
filled oy the employment of one person or more of a lower class: 
Provided^ That the aggregate of salaries paid is not greater than that 
authorized. 

Sec. 4. All positions and employments authorized by this Act the 
compensations of which are not stated at a per annum rate shall be in 
the unclassified service, and no privileges provided by Act Numbered 
One thousand and forty shall accrue to appointees lo such positions: 
Provided^ That nothing in this section shall be deemed to remove 
craftsmen, junior craftsmen, and apprentices of the Bureau of Print- 
ing from the classified civil service: Provided further^ That all ap- 
pointments and separations above the grade of semiskilled laborer 
under the provisions of this section shain)e reported to the Bureau of 
Civil Service by the proper chief of Bureau or OflSce, in case of dis- 
charge stating reasons therefor : And provided further^ That unless 
otherwise authorized by law, no payment may be made for overtime 
work. 

Sec. 5. Unclassified employees of the Insular Government includ- 
ing laborers, who are injured in clear line of duty, mav, in the discre- 
tion of the chief of the Bureau and with the approval of the head of 
the Department under which they are employed, continue to receive 
their regular compensation during the period of disability not exceed- 
ing ninety days : Provided, That tne Governor-General or proper head 
of Department may, in his discretion, authorize payment of medical 
attenclance, necessary transportation, and hospital fees for officers and 
employees injured in clear line of dutv, but such payment shall not be 
made from the appropriation for "General purposes" when the 
Bureau or Office concerned has an available appropriation for contin- 
gent expenses or public works, as the case may be, from which such 
payment can be made, nor shall the provisions of this section be con- 
strued to cover sickness as distinguished from physical wounds. 

Sec. 6. The Governor-General or proper head of Department may, 
in his discretion, commute accrued leave of absence to persons entitled 
thereto, and authorize payment of the amount so accrued in a gross 
sum from the appropriation from which their salaries should prop- 
erly be paid. 

Sec. 7. The appropriations herein made for each Bureau, province, 
or Office shall be available for payment of authorized commutations 
of accrued leave of absence of the officers and employees thereof, and 
for payment of such expenses as may accrue to such Bureaus, prov- 
inces, or Offices by reason of the operations of Act Numbered Fifteen 
hundred and nine. 

Sec. 8. In all cases in which provision for a position or employ- 
ment heretofore provided by law is not made by this Act, such posi- 
tion or employment is hereby authorized from July first, nineteen 
hundred and seven, until not later than August thirty-first, nineteen 
hundred and seven, and any funds appropriated for salaries and 
wages for the Bureau or Office to which the position or employment 
pertains are hereby made available for payment of the services 
rendered. 

Sec. 9. Inter-bureau transfers of property not otherwise provided 
for may be made by purchase or otherwise, with the approval of the 
Governor-General or proper head of Department, 



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Sec. 10. For services and supplies furnished to other branches of 
the Government or other persons, a chief of Bureau or Office may 
charge the cost or such other rate or rates as shall have been prescribed 
by law or approved by the proper head of Department; and may 
spend the proceeds of such charges for duly authorized purposes in 
the discretion of the head of suck Department: Provided^ That the 
sums collected under this section shall be deposited in the Insular 
Treasury to the credit of the current account of the Bureau or Office 
concerned : And provided further^ That the proceeds of all fees, fines, 
and court costs ; the net proceeds of all receipts of the Bureau of Cus- 
toms, except for import, export, wharfage, and immigration dues, 
coastwise license fees, and customs revenue stamps; and all other 
receipts of Bureaus or Offices of the Insular Government and of the 
Judiciary, the disposition of which is not otherwise specifically pro- 
vided by law shall be considered as coming within the provisions of 
this section the purpose of which is to require the separation of rev- 
enue receipts which may properly be termed process of taxation 
from those funds which accrue from inter-bureau transactions and 
specific services to private persons. 

Sec' 11. Subject to approval by the head of the proper Department 
upon recommendation by the Insular Auditor, rerunos may be made 
by chiefs of Bureaus or Offices on account of receipts from sale of 
fabricated articles or supplies, or services rendered to other branches 
of the Government or private parties, when such action shall be con- 
sistent with good business practice and equity, from funds to be desig- 
nated in each case by the Insular Auditor. 

Sec. 12. Expenditures of funds appropriated by this Act shall be 
classified in accordance with such regulations as shall be prescribed by 
the Auditor with the approval of the Governor-General. 

Sec. 13. Tlie public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
appropriation bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in 
accordance with section two or "An Act prescribing the oraer of pro- 
cedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed Septem- 
ber twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 14. This Act shall take effect as of date July first, nineteen 
himdred and seven. 

Enacted, August 10, 1907. 



[No. 1680.] 

AN ACT Providing for the appointment by provincial governors of bailiffs in 
courts of first instance and in the court of land registration, and amending 
Acts Numbered One hundred and thirty-six, and One hundred and ninety and 
Four hundred and ninety-six, as amended. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section sixty-one of Act Numbered One hundred and 
thirty-six, entitled "An Act providing for the organization of courts 
in the Philippine Islands," is hereby amended so as to read as follows: 

" Sec. 61. Ofjicer of the Court of First Instance. — ^The officer of 
the Court of First Instance to serve its process and enforce good order 
in and about the court room shall be the governor of the province 



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in which the court is held, or his deputy, and the governor is hereby 
authorized to designate, for the purpose of attending the sessions 
and enforcing good order in and about the court room, a provincial 
guard or a member of the mimicipal police of the town in which the 
court is held, or, if none .such is available, to appoint a bailiff at a 
salary not to exceed twenty-five pesos per month, to be paid from the 
approj)riation for the Judiciary, for such time as the court may be 
in session in said province. In the city of Manila the officer or the 
Court of First Instance shall be the sheriff or his deputy." 

Sec. 2. Section seven hundred and eighty-nine of Act Numbered 
One hundred and ninety, entitled "An Act providing a Code of Pro- 
cedure in Civil Actions and Special Proceedings in the Philippine 
Islands," as amended by section one of Act Numbered Six Hunared 
and forty-two and section one of Act Numbered Sixteen hundred and 
forty-seven, is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 789. GovemorSy sherifSy and other persons serving process. — 
For executing process, preliminary and final judgments, and decrees 
of any court, for each mile of travel in the service of process, reckoned 
from the place of service to the place to which the process is return- 
able, six cents; for serving an attachment against the property of 
defendant, one dollar, together with a reasonable allowance to be 
made by the court for expenses, if any, necessarily incurred in caring 
for property attached; for arresting each defendant, fifty cents; for 
servmg summons and copy of complaint for each defendant, one* 
dollar; but if the complamt exceeds three hundred and fifty words, 
then for each additional one hundred words, five cents; but in special 
proceedings, testamentary or administrative, where several members 
of a family residing at the same place are deiendants, the fee for each 
defendant shall be fifty cents ; for serving subpoenas, for each witness 
served, ten cents besides travel fees; for each copy of any process 
necessarily deposited in the office of the registrar of deeds, five cents 
for each one hundred words, but not less than fifty cents in each case; 
for taking bonds or other instruments of indemnity or security for 
each^ twenty-five cents; for executing a writ of process to put a per- 
son m possession of real estate, one dollar; for attending with pris- 
oner on habeas corpus trial, one day, one dollar; for transporting 
each prisoner on habeas corpus or otherwise, when required, for every 
mile going and returning, ten cents; for furnishing food for pris- 
oner, for each day, twenty cents ; for advertising sale, oesides printer's 
charge, 50 cents; for taking inventory of gowis levied upon, to be 
charged only when the inventory is necessary, a sum fixed by the 
court not exceeding the actual reasonable cost of same to be shown 
by vouchers; for summoning assessors, six cents for each assessor 
summoned besides travel; for levying an execution on property, one 
dollar. 

" On aU money collected by him by order or any decree, execution, 
attachment, or any other process, the following sums, to wit: 

" On the first one hundred dollars or less, two per centum; on the 
second one hundred dollars, one and one-half per centmn; on all 
sums between two hundred doUars and one thousand dollars, one per 
centum ; on all sums in excess of one thousand dollars, one-half per 
centum: Provided^ however^ That in serving summons and copy of 
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the officer, there shall be charged for each one hundred words in 
excess of three hundred and fifty words in the orig^inal complaint, 
in each copy of the complaint served, five cents; but if copy of com- 
plaint for each defendant is furnished by the complainant no addi- 
tional fee shall be charged for said copy. - 

" During the sessions of the Supreme Court, at other places than 
in the city of Manila, the officer of the court shall receive tnree dollars 
per day, in money of the United States, for each day the Supreme 
Court IS in session in his province for attendance at such court by 
himself and necessary deputies." 

Sec. 3. Section seventeen of Act Numbered Four hundred and 
ninety-six, entitled "An Act to provide for the adjudication and reg- 
istration of titles to lands in the Philippine Islanas," as amended by 
section five of Act Nmnbered Eleven hundred and eight and by sec- 
tion four of Act Numbered Sixteen hundred and forty-eight, is hereby 
further amended so as to read as follows : 

"Sec. 17. The Court of Land Registration, in all matters over 
which it has jurisdiction, may enforce its orders, judgments, or de- 
crees in the same manner as orders, judgments, and decrees are 
enforced in the Court of First Instance, including a writ of pos- - 
session directing the governor or sheriff of any province, or the sheriff 
of the city of Manila, to place the applicant in possession of the 
property covered by a decree of the court in his favor ; and, upon the 
request of the judge of the court of Land Registration, the governor 
or sheriff of any province or the sheriff of the city of Manila, as the 
case may be^ shall assign a deputy to attend the sittings of the court 
in that province or city ; and for the purpose of attending the sessions 
of the court and enforcing good order in and about the co\irt room, 
the provincial governor is nereby authorized to designate a provincial 
guard or a member of the municipal police of the town in which the 
court is held ; or if none such is available, to appoint a bailiff, at a 
salary not to exceed twenty-five pesos per month, to be paid from 
the provincial treasury, for such time as the court may be in session 
in said province. • ^ 

" The Court of Land Re^stration, in all matters over which it has 
jurisdiction, may issue an injunction for the protection of either or 
any of the parties in interest in the following cases: 

"(1^ When it appears by the application, by verified petition, or 
by affidavits that the commission or continuance of some act during 
the proceedings for registration of title would produce waste or great 
or irreparable injury to the subject-matter or the registration pro- 
ceedings. 

" (2) Wh